The Failure of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab World, 1st Edition

  • Nawaf Obaid
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  • ISBN-10: 1440873976
  • ISBN-13: 9781440873973
  • DDC: 322
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This volume is an indispensable resource for understanding the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar's role in promoting the group, and the ideological, social, and religious factors that have led to its ultimate failure. It begins with the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in 1928 in Egypt, then traces its ideology and expansion via the various affiliate organizations in the Arab world and its international presence up to the present day. Throughout, evidence repeatedly links the MB to political violence and a lack of a coherent policy. The book covers the influence of Qatari support, the division between true Salafism and the MB's radical ideology and how Jamal Khashoggi was a living metaphor for this misunderstanding, and the MB’s role in various revolutionary movements. It offers a current geopolitical outlook on the MB and the Arab world. The title sources first-hand primary source quotes from numerous exclusive personal interviews conducted by the author with experts and officials.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: The Birth of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
2: The Muslim Brotherhood in Northern Africa—Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan.
3: The Muslim Brotherhood in Post-Mubarak Egypt.
4: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Levant.
5: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab Gulf.
6: Muslim Brotherhood Reach in the West Backed by Qatar and Turkey.
7: The Qatar Crisis.
8: Understanding Salafism.
9: The Case of Jamal Khashoggi.
10: Geostrategic Consequences of the Muslim Brotherhood's Failure.
About the Author.