Why Arabs No Longer Trust the Muslim Brotherhood

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - After the Muslim Brotherhood's rise to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Sudan, many Arabs and Muslims no longer believe in its ability to govern. As Moroccan writer Saeed Nashed said, "The Muslim Brotherhood took Morocco into a decade of darkness." The people who gave the Brotherhood a chance to rule discovered that it is as corrupt and incompetent as the secular Arab regimes and heads of state. Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda (Renaissance) Party was ousted from power in July. In September, Morocco's governing Islamist Development and Justice Party (PJD) dropped from 125 seats to 12. Amr Al-Shobaki, a researcher at the Egyptian Al-Ahram Center for Studies, said the Islamists told people they had tried the socialist and capitalist systems, and now it was time to implement the Islamic project to solve all problems. "After 10 years, however, the [Islamic] project failed and they did not succeed in solving people's economic and social problems."

2021-09-23 00:00:00

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