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Brothers Without Borders? Investigating Process of Norm Evolution in the International Muslim Brotherhood

Anna Mysliwiec

Title:
Brothers Without Borders? Investigating Process of Norm Evolution in the International Muslim Brotherhood
Author(s):
Mysliwiec, Anna
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Type:
Articles
Department:
Helvidius Group
Volume:
21
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Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Politics & Society
Abstract:
The international Muslim Brotherhood is occasionally characterized by American commentators, especially those with right-wing leanings, as a radical Islamist movement on par with al-Qaeda: transnational, ambitious, and therefore inherently threatening to U.S. interests. Following the Gaza flotilla crisis in June 2010, Thomas Joscelyn commented in the Weekly Standard: "The more one looks into the details of the flotilla the more it becomes clear that the Brotherhood used the humanitarian mission for its own purpose, namely, to assist its Palestinian branch—Hamas." Joscelyn paints a picture of a tight-knit, well-organized movement, a many-headed hydra that could pop up anywhere to accomplish its own nefarious ends.
Subject(s):
Middle Eastern studies
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