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Morsi Must Die

March 15, 2018

Morsi Must DieThere seems to be one thing that Egyptian dictator as-Sisi and ISIL agree on: Mohammed Morsi must die.

ISIS was the first to voice this position, in a May 2014 video by spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, who called the imprisoned former president “a tyrant apostate” because he ordered security forces to put down “monotheists” in the Sinai during his short-lived presidency. ISIS advocated retribution against him.

A year later in a Cairo courtroom, an Egyptian judge sentenced over one hundred Muslim Brother leaders, including Morsi, to death.

This is the starting place for a fascinating essay on the dilemmas facing the Muslim Brotherhood in post-revolutionary Egypt (as well as Islamists in other “Arab Spring” states) by Abdullah Al-Arian, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Between Terror and Tyranny: Political Islam in the Shadow of the Arab Uprisings” was published on line December 30, 2015 and is available at this link:

http://www.merip.org/mero/mero123015?ip_login_no_cache=508b110ee3039e829c36e445b47f25b2

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