EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In Egypt, there is almost no social contract to govern the conduct of its citizens – as there is in democratic societies. The norm, then, is to behave without inhibition, and violent confrontation is usually the standard response to conflict. With Mubarak out of the picture, and with the behavior of democratic society not yet learned, it seems likely that in the near term Egypt will be a society plagued by political intrigue and instability – providing alarming headlines almost daily. The governments of the world must be alert and vigilant for developments that could threaten the Suez Canal, the peace with Israel and regional stability.
The Muslim Brotherhood - in its own words
PMW translation of Jihad is the way" by Mustafa Mashhur
Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1996-2002
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
One of the results of the turmoil in Egypt is the rise in influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. In order to understand the implications, Palestinian Media Watch has translated the book Jihad is the way by Mustafa Mashhur, who was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 1996-2002. The sections include: Islamic world domination; mandatory Jihad, death for Allah, and specific Jihad against Israel.
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