Saturday, February 12, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood & America's Egypt policy

The Obama administration may not fear the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is a large constituency in the USA which is wary of it. Also , the Obama administration has to balance the legitimate aspiration of the masses of Egypt with the security concerns, legitimate or not, of not only Israel and Europe but also Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. There is, of course, the question of Iran's strategy in the formulation of America's foreign policy response to fast-moving changes in Egypt. Personally, I still do not know much about the organisation and would certainly like to learn more by googling, reading books and talking to more knowledgeable and better informed people on this 'hot' subject.

Mubarak resigns & transfers power to military


Blogger kittykat46 said...

James, Greetings and Happy New Year.
Not much is known about the Muslim Brotherhood in the outside world. Some of it is well-known and public, including welfare and medical aid among the poorest areas in Egypt - one of the reasons it has wide support among the needy population in Egypt.
On the other hand, it has been suspected of sponsoring, never acknowledged, violent groups which carried out massacres of tourists over the years, and also the group which carried out the murder of Anwar Sadat.

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