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Is the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization or a firewall against violent extremism?

THE LEVANT NEWS — By​ ​ Marc Lynch* — The House Judiciary Committee recently passed a resolution calling on the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. This resolution resonates with the feverish anti-Islamic politics of the Republican primary, fueled across the spectrum by candidates from Donald …

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What defines a terror organization?

THE LEVANT NEWS — By ROBERT SWIFT FOR THE MEDIA LINE — In the halls of power of both the United States and the United Kingdom, renewed discussions have been taking place over the status of the organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood. In Washington, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a …

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“Muslim Brotherhood” will not be banned: Cameron

David Cameron has said the UK will not ban the Muslim Brotherhood, but stressed that having links with the group could be a “possible indicator of extremism”. In a written statement, the British Prime Minister on Thursday said the Brotherhood would continue to be reviewed to ensure that it does …

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What is Political Islam

By Charles Hirschkind – published in MER205 – Over the last few decades, Islam has become a central point of reference for a wide range of political activities, arguments and opposition movements. The term “political Islam” has been adopted by many scholars in order to identify this seemingly unprecedented irruption …

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Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

THE LEVANT  – An Egyptian court sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison Tuesday over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. They were accused of taking part in street violence in October 2013 in which more than 50 …

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Muslim Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar

THE LEVANT – Leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood exiled in Qatar will leave the Gulf country after it came under enormous pressure to cut support for the Islamist group, a Brotherhood official said. Amr Darrag, a leader of the Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, said several members …

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Egypt hunts down the Brotherhood

THE LEVANT – Over the past eight months, the Egyptian government has sequestered 342 companies, 1107 charitable associations and 174 schools owned by Muslim Brotherhood figures, along with the finances of 1441 group leaders, a legal source from the movement said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source told The …

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Egypt’s Brotherhood refutes violence claims in statement

THE LEVANT – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has refuted accusations by Egyptian security authorities of forming “cells” to sabotage power facilities across the country. “We have nothing to do with the allegations made by police and army spokespersons and their allied media figures,” the Brotherhood said in a statement on Sunday. The …

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