The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective
The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective
Monday, November 26,2007 06:02
By Dr. Azzam Tamimi

The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective

The Hamas election victory in January of 2006 sent shockwaves through the Arab world — and through Islamists with varying convictions. The debate among Islamists over whether Hamas should have participated in the elections has been intense. But Hamas’s willingness to maintain its principled non-acceptance of the Quartet conditions has dampened Islamist criticism of the movement and bolstered the movement’s argument that participation does not entail compromise.

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