Islamist movements


FJP Delegation Begins First Visit to the United States

A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) began its first official visit to the United States on Monday April 2 for one week. During the visit, the delegation

Political Islam and Democracy, by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

In an opinion article, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle addresses the role of Islamic political parties in the changes underway in North Africa and the Arab world.

Ed Husain – “No Need to Fear the Rise of the Brotherhood”

I was in Egypt last week to witness the rise of Islam as a political force in the Arab world’s most populous country. In the past when I visited Cairo

Don’t Postpone Egypt’s Elections

Even with ongoing protests, escalating disorder, and a likely big win by the Muslim Brotherhood, rescheduling next week's vote would be the wrong move for Egypt's new democracy.

MB welcomes dialogue with the West without preconditions

The Muslim Brotherhood is open to talking with Western governments, without preconditions, especially after French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe asserted his country's readiness for an open dialogue with Islamist movements

Differences Between the Muslim Brotherhood and Hard-Line Salafi Groups

With the growing frequency of terrorist attacks happening the world over at the hands of people who claim to be Muslims, the differences between various Islamic groups becomes blurred, as

A Conversation with Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- In an extensive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi revealed that he turned down the post of "Muslim Brotherhood guide" on numerous occasions, preferring to remain

The irrelevance of the international Muslim Brotherhood

A while after the election of Muhammad Badi‘ as "general guide" of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the international Brotherhood organization -- a contentious and unusually public process -- I

The Arab World’s Cultural Challenge

We must first of all reconnect with the Arab and Islamic tradition that built spaces for cultural autonomy over centuries.

Are Negotiations With Hezbollah Possible?

Beirut — The request by former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker for dialogue with Hezbollah, which the American administration describes as the "most technically-capable terrorist group in the world,”