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Muslim Brotherhood will struggle to recover in Egypt

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Significance

Cairo’s aversion to political Islam has seen it dismantle the aging leadership of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB), most of whom are either dead, in prison or scattered. The remaining members are divided, with many taking a highly critical view of the MB’s activities during the one-year presidency of Mohammed Morsi.

Impacts

  • Poor economic management has led to growing resentment from Egypt’s poor and those outside the political and military elite.
  • The government will continue to force media to adopt state-sanctioned positions and terminology when reporting on the MB.
  • The MB threat allows the authorities to repress public dissatisfaction with the economy or other state functions and responsibilities.
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