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Monday, January 31, 2011
Exclusive: State Department History of Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian ExtremismGiven everything that's going on in Egypt, here are a couple of State Department documents which you might be interesting:
This is a pretty good overview of the Muslim Brotherhood's development through 2001, as well as a glimpse at the pre-9/11 American attitude toward the group.
This is an older document looking at the major Islamist and extremist organizations and figures in Egypt as of 1988. Don't be surprised to see some of these figures emerging in an effort to claim elder statesman status (just for for instance, Wadgy Ghoneim has issued a statement on YouTube).
Due to a high level of interest, I'm making the Intelwire Sourcebook on Islamic Extremism in Egypt available as a download. If you want to print or copy pages, you'll still have to order the hard copy.
If you appreciate the download, consider a small donation to the upkeep of the site using the Paypal button below. The book's normal cover price is $24.95.
Or you can order the hard copy by clicking here. Another Sourcebook, The Sadat Assassination, may be of interest in light of recent events.
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