For the better part of two decades, a debate has raged in American research and policy circles about whether the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is a moderate political force. A study of the Brotherhood’s political Islam and its linkage to present-day terrorism.
Tag: political Islam
Is Islamism a dangerous trend of the future in Muslim-majority societies, or a natural passing phase only?
Sectarian violence in the Arab and Muslim worlds is exacerbated by the role foreign powers play in the region, as well as local power rivalries.
The effort to curb the Islamic institution’s autonomy has stalled, for now.
The country’s ruling establishment, guardians of the 1979 Islamic revolution, confront a changing society.
Recent changes to Saudi religious institutions are not a sign of wider reform but an indication of the struggle to redefine Saudi Arabia’s religious character.
Recognizing the political shortcomings of marginalizing Salafists, Moroccan decision-makers are making efforts to reconcile Salafism with the Sufi character of religious institutions.
Despite initial optimism, Jordan’s draft election law does little to erase parties’ disadvantage against tribal candidates.
A look at the ups and downs of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
The leader of the Ennahda Movement, hailing the adoption of a new constitution in January, explains why Islam and democracy are compatible.