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Tariq Ramadan on the Muslim Brotherhood’s political substance (or lack of it?)

April 11, 2012

Tariq Ramadan, author of The Arab Awakening, on the Muslim Brotherhood, which has chosen to field a presidential candidate in Egypt. He says there are tensions in the movement between those prepared to reach out to secularists – as Ennahda has done in Tunisia – and those who want to go it alone. He goes on to argue that at the moment the Brotherhood relies heavily on historical and religous legitimacy rather than presenting a serious set of policies for dealing with Egypt’s stark economic and social problems

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