The Muslim Brotherhood

Authored by: Barbara Zollner

Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415484732
eBook ISBN: 9780203154144
Adobe ISBN: 9781136577239

10.4324/9780203154144.ch5

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Abstract

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is one of largest and most established Islamist organizations. Founded by Hasan al-Banna in 1928 in the Suez Canal city of Isma’iliyya, it remains an influential politico-religious player in Egypt. Internationally, the organization plays a role through branches and sister organizations which, dependent on national contexts, act more or less independently of the Cairo base.

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