Egypt's Islamists Will Rise Again

(Wall Street Journal) Reuel Marc Gerecht - Conventional wisdom says that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has immolated itself after just a year of grossly incompetent government. Yet grossly incompetent governance has been the norm in Egypt, and it is highly doubtful that the Islamist critique of Egyptian society has been routed. The vast slums of Cairo are hothouses for Islamism. Only the deluded, the naive and the politically deceitful can believe that Islamism's "moment" in Egypt has passed. More likely, it's just having an interlude. The writer, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, is a former CIA Middle Eastern specialist.

2013-07-25 00:00:00

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