The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Islamist Participation in a Closing Political Environment.

7 04 2010

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=40318
Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP).

This paper notes that by scaling back its political engagement to focus on a traditional religious, educational, and social agenda, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is leaving behind an even greater lack of political competition in the country. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has begun to scale back its political engagement because the results have been few, government repression continues, and other opposition groups mistrust the movement. Instead it will focus on a traditional religious, educational, and social agenda. The consequence result will be an even greater lack of political competition.

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