political islam

  • Malaysia is often cited as a "model" of democratic success, writes Brookings Institution scholar Shadi Hamid. Photo by  Laurie Noble and Getty Images
    September 24, 2015   BY  

    “Islamism” has become a bad word, because the Islamists we hear about the most often are those of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Most Islamists, however, are not jihadists or extremists; they are members of mainstream Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood whose distinguishing feature is their gradualism (historically eschewing revolution), acceptance of parliamentary politics, and willingness to work within existing state structures, even secular ones. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2013  

    It’s a dangerous time in Egypt to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, as security forces continue their crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo on their dispersed, toned-down protests, the struggle between religion and politics in Egypt and whether the crackdown will inspire more violence. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2013  

    Margaret Warner talks to Egyptian interim prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi about the ouster of former President Morsi, the military’s influence on the government, the crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood, protecting liberal critics of the military takeover from prosecution and the outlook for democracy in Egypt. Continue reading