Egypt, The Rising Power Of The Muslim Brotherhood


“The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes. It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.”

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Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, center, and Mohamed el-Beltagi, left, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, in Tahrir Square.