Islamists are Coming

About the Islamists are Coming

The Islamists are not only coming. In several countries, they’ve already arrived. Others are primed to take prominent roles down the road. Altogether, Islamist movements are today the most dynamic political force across the Arab world—and they may well be for the next decade or longer.

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Tug of War between Jordanian Gov and Brotherhood

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Jul 18, 2014
Jordan’s monarchy, having survived the initial wave of Arab uprisings in 2011, is now “confident that it can maintain stability without making major compromises on political or institutional reforms,” according to a new paper by Tareq al Naimat, a visiting journalist at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. more

UK Imams Denounce Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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Jul 17, 2014
Senior Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom have released a video denouncing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the militant group which has declared a caliphate in the parts of Iraq and Syria that it controls. more

Report: Are Morocco’s Islamists Bucking the Trend?

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Jul 14, 2014
Morocco’s Islamists, like their counterparts in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere, succeeded in elections following the 2011 Arab uprisings. But the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) has managed to stay in government while Islamist parties elsewhere have resigned or have been forced out of government. more

Amnesty Intl Report: Egypt’s Human Rights Crisis

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Jul 10, 2014
Egypt is facing a dire human rights crisis, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Security forces have “enjoyed near-total impunity for such human rights violations, government opponents, activists and journalists have been jailed for criticizing the authorities or challenging their narrative of events since the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi,” according to the wide-ranging report. more

State Department: Cairo Needs to Include Brotherhood

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Jun 23, 2014
On June 21, senior State Department officials called on Egypt’s government to take a “very politically inclusive approach” and find ways to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood. more