Political Islam in Egypt
Author: Emad Shahin, Former Faculty Affiliate, The Dubai Initiative
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Dubai Initiative
Drawing on results from a survey among members of the Muslim Brothers and the Wasat Party, Emad El-Din Shahin, Professor at the American University in Cairo and Harvard University, looks at changes in Egyptian political Islam and examines the views of mainstream Islamists of the European Union polices and initiatives in theMediterranean. The discussion focuses on the Muslim Brothers, the country's main opposition force, and the Wasat Party, as purporting to represent an evolving Islamic centrist orientation. Despite their seemingly different orientations, the commonalities between the two groups regarding their views of the EU far outweigh their differences. Their shared Islamic frame of reference and a perceived inconsistency of EU policies in the region largely explain this similarity.
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