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Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt

“By MICHAEL SLACKMAN – CAIRO — In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.

As the best organized and most extensive opposition movement in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was expected to have an edge in the contest for influence. But what surprises many is its link to a military that vilified it.

‘There is evidence the Brotherhood struck some kind of a deal with the military early on,’ said Elijah Zarwan, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group.”  Read more.

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  1. Kurt Jorgensen
    03/25/2011 at 3:38 PM
  2. ICA
    03/25/2011 at 3:46 PM

    Yeah, saw that. And very true, too.


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