After a week of suspense, Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for president in Egypt, was finally declared the winner of the June runoff election to replace Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed some 16 months ago. This victory could carry huge implications for the region, given the Muslim Brotherhood’s historic hostility toward Israel and its ultimate agenda of a global caliphate under Sunni Muslim domination. To find out more about what we should expect from the incoming Mursi government, The Christian Edition turned to Pinchas Inbari, a veteran Israeli journalist specializing in Arab affairs.

From a historic perspective, is this the first time the Muslim Brotherhood has gained power in an Arab state, which in this instance happens to be the largest Arab state? Just how historic is this moment for the Islamist movement?

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