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Opportunity in Exile

Susannah Myers

Poster depicting Hassan Al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, at a 2015 gathering in Palestine; REX Features Ltd.

The Muslim Brotherhood has a common impetus and goal, a sympathy with certain Muslim intellectuals, a set of personal and institutional ties with other members—in short, it is a community.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been much in the news lately. But even as its candidates sweep round after round of Egypt’s elections, most Westerners know little about the Egyptian Brotherhood, and less about the broader endeavor of which it is a part. Lorenzo Vidino’s The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West is thus doubly pertinent: in addition to its particular focus on the Western manifestations of this global movement, it also offers an account of the Brotherhood’s Egyptian origins.

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