The Muslim Brotherhood's 'moderate' disguise

The Muslim Brotherhood is ready to accept certain moves that contradict their true ideological beliefs, as long as it enables them to reach their end goal in the long-run.

November 25, 2013 19:07
4 minute read.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest in Cairo, August 30, 2013.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest in Cairo 370. (photo credit: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)


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For several years, many people in the West have debated over whether the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate or radical group. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood managed to convince several decision makers in the US and Europe that it is their “moderate” political partner. The group has subsequently been accepted by US decision makers, despite the fact that the same group is Hamas's closest ally and shares the same ideology as the group, which is correctly classified by the US as a terrorist organization.

Several factors contributed to the inability of many Westerners to understand the true radical nature of the Muslim Brotherhood.


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