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Michael Gasper and Mohamed Yousry

Excluding the Exclusionary: Does the Muslim Brotherhood Have A Say in Its Future?

[28 June 2013, Anti-Morsi protesters take the streets to demand the disposal of Mohamed Morsi, these demonstrations began as a preparation of the 30 June uprisings, Cairo, Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Lilian Wagdy]

As a direct result of relying on outmoded dogmas, the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood backed the movement into a lose/lose corner. On one hand, steadfastly refusing to end its sit-ins led to a bloody defeat and possibly further alienation from mainstream Egyptian opinion on the other, even if the movement’s leadership decided to heed the calls of some of its younger members to abandon the received wisdom accumulated through its bitter history, that might not be enough ...

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Michael Gasper and Mohamed Yousry

 

Michael Gasper is an assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Occidental College in Los Angeles CA, and is author of The Power of Representation: Peasants, Publics and Islam in Egypt)

 

Mohamed Yousry is a former expert witness for shaykh ‘Umar Abdel Rahman’s defense team. Currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University and is writing his dissertation on the Islamist politics in Egypt from the 1950s to the present.)