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Scheherezade Faramarzi

Kuwait's Muslim Brotherhood

[Kuwait's Islamist opposition celebrates election victory in February 2012. Image from Al-Akhbar English]

Islamist political movements have been sweeping the polls in post Arab uprisings that were sparked not by religious fervor and ideology, but by demands for democracy and freedom. Revolutionaries, who succeeded in toppling dictators such as those in Egypt and Tunisia, resent that Islamists who had little to do with their popular secular rebellions are now reaping the fruits of their efforts and being crowned as victors. More importantly, they are alarmed by the prospects of ...

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Scheherezade Faramarzi


Scheherezade Faramarzi is a Middle East-based journalist and analyst who has covered the region since 1978.