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Mahmoud al-Touhāmī explains that the current confusion in analyzing the situation in Palestine is due to the assumption that Hamās will turn their electoral campaign slogans into policies. He believes that this is not necessarily true, because these slogans are just a gateway to power.
Muhammad Habīb, the deputy murshid of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, congratulates Hamās for its win of the legislative elections, saying this indicates a mature political awareness and stresses the people’s option of resistance against Israel, as well as a weariness of Fath’s poor progress in...
William al-Mirrī presents two different explanations for the growing influence of Islamic movements in the Arab world.
The author argues that the success of Hamās and the Muslim Brotherhood in parliamentary elections in both Egypt and Palestine poses challenges to both groups. Both groups are faced with a reality that will not allow them to apply their well-established slogans, which appeal to the feelings of...
Over the last twenty years, some Islamic movements have preferred to work within their societies regarding their governments "the closer enemy.” They have divided the world into two sections: Dār al-Islām (the land of Islam), and Dār al-Harb (the land of war).
In this interview, renowned intellectual and philosopher Murād Wahbā expresses his belief that Hamās has two alternatives; either to succeed in destroying Israel or to change its policy and accept negotiations with Israel. He says that the existance of a strong secular movement is the solution to...
The author states that Hamās has the right to rule Palestine but asks whether such movements can ever accept the principle of the circulation of power. The author stresses that opposing and criticizing these movements is not equal to criticizing and opposing Islam, because these groups do not...
In an interview, renowend writer Salāh ‘Īsa stresses elections as one of the tools of democracy. He believes that if Islamists come to power in any Arab country, they will amalgamate with other political powers and ultimately they will become secular parties with Islamic titles.
Fou’ād ‘Alām states the reasons for the recent successes achieved by political Islam movements. Muslims’ aspirations for changing their current governments, whose policies have not met up to their hopes, is one of the reasons behind the successes of political Islam movements.
The author argues that Hamās cannot form a Palestinian government on its own because the movement’s charter goes against the fundamentals that led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority, originally based on the Oslo Accord. He believes that Hamās has to negotiate with Israel, otherwise, it...

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