March 31, 2012 |
CAIRO — Egypt's most powerful Islamist organization on Saturday nominated one of its members for president, breaking a promise that it would not enter the race and angering critics who called the decision an attempt to control the country. The Muslim Brotherhood announced at a news conference that Khairat el-Shater , the group's top financier and arguably its most influential member, would be the candidate of its political wing, as a rift grows between the Islamist group and the country's ruling military...
March 4, 2011 |
The Muslim Brotherhood is a global organization. 1 Founded in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood saw its ideas quickly spread throughout the Arab world and beyond. Today, groups in more than 80 countries trace their ideologies to the Brotherhood, but these entities do not form a cohesive unit. Globally, the Brotherhood is more a school of thought than an official organization of card-carrying members. Attempts to create a more formal global structure have failed, and the movement instead has...
February 15, 2012 |
President Obama's outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood began three years ago in his famous June 2009 speech in Cairo . Ten members of the Brotherhood were invited to listen to the address, and they heard a passage crafted especially for them: "America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. And we will welcome all elected, peaceful governments — provided they govern with respect for all their people.
April 25, 2013 |
ISTANBUL — The Muslim Brotherhood is set to open offices in Syria for the first time since the organization was crushed there decades ago, in an apparent effort to capitalize on the increasingly Islamized rebellion in that country. Riad al-Shaqfa, the movement's exiled leader, said in an interview with the Financial Times that a decision was recently taken to revive organizational structures in Syria and that followers have been asked to start opening party offices in rebel-held areas.
July 7, 2011 |
CAIRO — Egypt's most powerful political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, may be splintering. The influence and organizational abilities of the Islamist group have raised fears in the West and among some secular and liberal groups in Egypt that the path to democracy in the country may instead end with an Islamic state. But the historically unified movement, long considered the only viable opposition to Hosni Mubarak, has struggled to adapt to the new political...
July 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups. Bachmann and four other GOP legislators have sent letters to five government agencies citing "serious security concerns" about what Bachmann has called a "deep penetration in the halls of our United States government" by the Muslim Brotherhood. Bachmann also accused Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary...