Islamists in a Changing Middle East

"The election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed el-Morsi as President of Egypt has sharpened the focal point at the function of Islamist pursuits in a speedily altering heart East. Social and political activities in line with a political studying of Islam have for many years been one of the greatest, top equipped and leading forces in lots of Arab international locations. because the Arab uprisings final yr, they've got confronted new possibilities and demanding situations -- from elections in Tunisia and Egypt to scuffling with in Syria and Libya. Islamists in a altering heart East brings jointly reporting and research from approximately dozen of the world's best specialists on such hobbies. amassing essays initially released in's center East Channel, this assortment deals well-informed, well timed and hugely readable research of a big pattern reshaping an important zone of the world."

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There was not a single family in Tunisia that was spared from this. Every family had either a martyr, a prisoner, or somebody who was kicked out from their work. Ennahda is deep rooted in the Tunisian society. It’s not just into individuals, it’s into families. People have sympathy for those people who have been prosecuted in general. ML: So tell me about Egypt. How is Egypt different from Tunisia? Have you personally had conversations with leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood? RG: Many times we had conversations and dialogue.

50 tunisia One possible explanation for these relatively low ratings of democracy but lack of concern about political outcomes was related to how Tunisians have understood democracy. Rather than understanding it in primarily political terms, as is common in many Western liberal democracies, many Tunisians, as Arab Barometer surveys showed to be the case in other countries as well, focused on economic issues when thinking about democracy. 8 percent). 1 percent stated that it is equality of political rights among citizens.

In response to Jebali’s pronouncement Ettakatol, a party that won the fourth largest bloc of seats in the October 2011 election, said the party was suspending its participation in talks on a governing coalition in the Tunisian Constituent Assembly. Khemais Ksila, a member of the executive committee of Ettakatol, stated: “We do not accept this statement. ” While Lobna Jeribi, an Ettakatol constituent assembly member, proclaimed that Jebali’s statements raised major concerns that needed to be clarified before any coalition talks resumed.

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