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January 26, 2015 / 6 Shevat, 5775
 
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Getting Priorities Wrong in Egypt and Syria: Three Media Case Studies

A sign in the Golan Heights showing the way to Damascus.

A sign in the Golan Heights showing the way to Damascus.
Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov / Flash 90

The article quotes Mahmoud Ashour, a former deputy al-Azhar official now at the Islamic Research Center as saying, “President Morsi cannot hide from these issues.” Hide from them? They are the center of his program!

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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3 Responses to “Getting Priorities Wrong in Egypt and Syria: Three Media Case Studies”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    I keep reading about the alleged existence of moderates in the Muslim Brotherhood. But nobody seems to be able to identify an actual person who fits that description. They should be easy to find; there are real religious moderates and even religious liberals all over the Muslim world, and at times they have even won elections such as in Indonesia and apparently now in Libya. Who is a moderate in the Muslim Brotherhood?

  2. Devora Khayyat says:

    Moderate Muslims might be hiding from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and who could blame them?

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