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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful History of Key Player, 22 Feb. 2014
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This is an informative guide to one of the organisations that has played a key role in the recent events in the Middle East. As an international movement that has considerable national autonomy, a movement that has been frequently outlawed and has had internal conflicts between the militants and those wanting to compromise with power, a preaching organisation with political ambitions, whose conservative message plays well with the rural peasantry and yet who has sided with the progressive urban liberals, it is a difficult group for outsiders to understand. In this relatively brief book Alison Pargeter gives a useful overview of its history and where it is today.

This edition finishes before Morsi was removed from power in Egypt (after the Brotherhood overplayed its hand by trying to rule by decree). Hence the subtitle is now somewhat misleading - it is now from opposition to power and back to opposition again. No doubt this will be amended in a future edition.

One slight quibble is that Islamic concepts (such as 'dawa') are sometimes used in the book with little or no introduction, requiring a little bit of research elsewhere to understand the text fully.
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The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power
The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power by Alison Pargeter (Paperback - 11 Feb. 2013)
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