Can Political Islam Make It in the Modern World?

(Economist-UK) "Dead, dying or detained." That is how a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt describes the state of his comrades in what was once the world's pre-eminent Islamist movement. The Brotherhood is a transnational movement that has spawned many other Islamist parties in the region. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have cut off diplomatic and transport links with Qatar, demanding that it end its support for the Brotherhood. When elected, ostensibly moderate and democratic Islamists have too often proved to be neither, lending credence to the argument that their commitment to democracy goes little further than "one man, one vote, one time." But some Islamists are participating in politics moderately and effectively.

2017-08-25 00:00:00

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