June 6, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Fraternal Islamists: Getting to Know the Muslim Brotherhood

Episode 38
June 6, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Fraternal Islamists: Getting to Know the Muslim Brotherhood

Episode 38

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About the episode

For 1,300 years, there were caliphs — “successors” to the Prophet Muhammad. In 1924, however, the last caliph, Abdulmecid II was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal — Ataturk, father of the secular Republic of Turkey.

In Egypt, four years later, Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood – an organization dedicated to reviving the caliphate, and uniting Muslims around the world.

In its motto, the Brotherhood declares: “The Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

What’s the state of the Muslim Brotherhood today? How serious a threat does it represent? And what should be done about it?

To find and discuss the answers, host Cliff May is joined by Samuel Tadros, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, and Jonathan Schanzer, FDD’s senior vice president for research.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood member and then-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant during a demonstration on June 30, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Getty Images)

Issues:

Arab Politics Egypt Gulf States Jihadism Turkey