Political Islam: Revival or Crisis? (Part 2/2)

November 07, 2013

In the absence of other alternatives, Islamists were elected by default. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Fair Observer’s Middle East Editor, Manuel Langendorf, speaks to Mhamed Biygautane from the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai — a renowned...

Political Islam: Revival or Crisis? (Part 1/2)

October 22, 2013

In the absence of other alternatives, Islamists were elected by default. This is the first of a two part series. Political Islam is among the most controversially discussed issues in the Middle East and North Africa. While modern Islamist political thought traces its origin back to a rejection of...

Is the Brotherhood Using Martyrdom as “Revolutionary Capital”?

August 23, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood could make significant political gains from encouraging the martyrdom of its members. Since the Egyptian military evicted President Mohammed Morsi from power on July 3, the streets of numerous cities and towns in Egypt have seen demonstrations from Muslim Brotherhood...