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Al-Shaykh Hassan Al-Bannā was eager to make himself and the Muslim Brotherhood appear as if they were living on good terms with religious minorities in Egypt. The group tries to confirm that by recalling the attendance of Makram ‘Ubayd at the funeral of Hassan al-Bannā in 1949 to demonstrate the...
 Jamāl al-Bannā, a great friend of Arab-West Report, passed away today at the age of 93. Jamāl al-Bannā, born in 1920, was the younger brother of Hassan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose policies he rejected. Jamāl al-Bannā was widely perceived by Egyptians as a liberal thinker...
This book was first published in 2012 by CIDT in Arabic.
Today the court postponed ruling on a case calling for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood as an entity. It will be reviewed again on September 4, at which point the group may be declared illegal and forced to disband. The following is an effort to understand the structure of the Muslim...
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]
Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abū al-Futūh is a frontrunning candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections. He has been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Council for twenty-five years, but now finds himself officially outside the organization as a result of his desire to run for the presidency...
Earlier this year, Egyptian Coptic intellectual Dr. Rafīq Samuel Habīb was named as the vice president of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party -the newly founded p
A primary accusation against the Muslim Brotherhood is that it is two-faced in its politics. Within Arab contexts the organization, it is said, promotes a radical Islamist agenda, yet when addressing Western audiences its discourse becomes more moderate. A comprehensive answer to this charge is not...
Who are the Muslim Brotherhood, and what do they represent? Having thousands of members means that many people are able to speak as representatives, whether they are qualified or designated to do so or not. Yet if one relies only on an official spokesman, it is difficult to know if the comments are...

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