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Revolution in Cairo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charles Sennott, GlobalPost’s veteran Middle East correspondent, discusses the youth movement that ignited the uprising in Egypt, and his investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood. His Frontline special report, “Revolution in Cairo,” airs February 22, at 9 pm, on PBS.

Guests:

Charles Sennott

Comments [7]

Mike from Tribeca

Elaine from Baltimore MD -- why wait two years when the book you cite is from sixteen years ago? I can name books from the Irish Republican Army in the seventies and eighties that say the darndest things and are long past relevancy.

Feb. 17 2011 12:57 PM
Elaine from Baltimore MD

Gee, the Muslim Brotherhood is starting to sound so warm and fuzzy.

A translation released Tuesday of a 1995 book by the movement’s fifth official leader sheds light on just how Egypt’s Brotherhood views itself and its mission. Jihad is the Way is the last of a five-volume work, The Laws of Da’wa by Mustafa Mashhur, who headed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from 1996-2002.

They detail the Brotherhood’s objectives of advancing the global conquest of Islam and reestablishing the Islamic Caliphate, the public and private duties of jihad and the struggle Muslims must wage against Israel.

Let's have this guest back in 2 years and see where we're at.

Feb. 17 2011 12:25 PM
Matt from Great Neck

Sure, the Muslim Brotherhood are virulently and violently anti-Israel and anti-semitic. Sure, they want to destroy Israel and kill as many Jews as they can. What's the big deal? We can deal with them, right? It's just Jews.

Feb. 17 2011 12:25 PM
Tara

Their ideology (Muslim Brotherhood) "borders" on anti semitic! ???
Really!
I can't believe he just said that.
A Churchill quote comes to mind listening to this interview "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last"

Feb. 17 2011 12:24 PM
Sandrene

Charlie, your friendly neighborhood Muslim Brotherhood has no problem brutally oppressing women.

Feb. 17 2011 12:22 PM
dboy from nyc

Twitter undercuts al-Queda!

And a decade of George Bush wars???

Let's not let the Reaganist history revisionists take this one away from Twitter!!

Twitter and Facebook has accomplished more in the Arab world than the Neocons could ever even imagine!!!

Feb. 17 2011 12:20 PM
Mike from Tribeca

I would like to hear your guest speak about the schizm between the Muslim Brotherhood and bin-Laden that developed several years ago over the latter's strategy of mass violence, among other things. This story was almost completely ignored by the American press.

Regarding "Tweeting the Revolution" (which sounds like a telecom commercial), what happens when you have a revolt against a regime that represses the poor, but is backed by the middle class and the rich who can afford the internet and the gadgetry? Do the poor use tin cans and string and pray CNN will notice?

Feb. 17 2011 12:00 PM

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