(The Conversation) — In both countries, homegrown Islamic movements have struggled to survive in authoritarian regimes that exert strong control over religious practice.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday.
CAIRO (RNS) — The Egyptian government has banned preaching at 20,000 mosques as a precautionary measure to prevent extremist violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization could have the effect of limiting the opportunities for those Muslims who are attracted by the Muslim Brotherhood’s moderate agenda to engage in politics.
(RNS) The administration has already learned it was wrong when it came to one executive order — it’s time that it learned that it was wrong on all fronts.
(RNS) A party congress over the weekend voted to drop Ennahda’s traditional religious work and participate in Tunisian politics as a regular political party.
CAIRO -- Ahmed al-Zend, a hard-liner and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood, had said he would jail the prophet himself if he broke the law.
(RNS) Call them al-Qaida fanatics, Taliban lunatics or Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Just don't associate my faith with their actions.
LONDON (RNS) Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an urgent investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood amid growing fears that the organization is planning extremist activities in England. But the Brotherhood warns such a probe may lead to more terrorism.
(RNS) After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag.
(RNS) Christians in the West are often quick to claim persecution, while their counterparts in Egypt, whose churches are being burned by the dozens, are lately shying away from the term.
(RNS) The conflict between secularists and Islamists is generating a new religious dialogue about the role of religion in politics, as political leaders in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan side with the Egyptian military and secularists.
(RNS) A new poll shows that the Islamic political party known as the Muslim Brotherhood has soured American attitudes towards Egypt, arguably America’s most important Arab ally, since its candidate Mohamed Morsi won presidential elections there in June 2012.
Family Research Council’s new vice president Jerry Boykin has a penchant for making bizarre, conspiratorial claims about President Obama and extremist attacks on Muslims, and at a Massachusetts synagogue last week even wondered whether President Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Responding to a questioner who asked if Obama is “a member of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Boykin replied, “you probably don’t know, and my answer is, I don’t know.” Video courtesy of Right Wing Watch
Senator McCain, in refuting Bachmann's witch hunt: “This is about who we are as a nation and who we still aspire to be."
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