"The uprising in Egypt has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood. And it annoys me that as the most exciting mass uprising in modern Arab history unfolds, too many want to obsess over a movement that missed the boat only to belatedly play catch-up to stay relevant.Read the rest on our main site.
I’m tempted to yell “mind your own business” at everyone who asks if I’m worried whether the Muslim Brotherhood will hijack the revolution. But here I am taking a deep breath and reminding you that when they did finally throw their institutional heft behind the uprising, the Muslim Brotherhood said it did not want to rule Egypt and that it would not field any candidates for post-Mubarak presidential elections."
Friday, 11 February 2011
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Mona Eltahawy, who has been commentating on and supporting the uprising since the beginning, writes exclusively for New Humanist on the future of the revolution.