Saturday, February 24, 2018
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Demonising the Brotherhood

Muslim BrotherhoodBy Teymoor Nabili

Fear of any religious (i.e. Muslim) involvement in Egypt's future government seems to be exercising the imagination of many a commentator and politician these days, and the "Brotherhood as bogeyman" theme has become common, in the US media in particular.

This article in USA Today is especially notable; leading with an interview with a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, the article moves swiftly to raise the usual fears about Islamic law, and then slams the point home with this blatant imagery:

As he spoke late Saturday, the "thump thump" of a cleaver could be heard just outside the unadorned office. A man was hacking up a calf on a wood stump, arranging the meat on a plastic sheet on the patio floor. A bright puddle of blood ran into the street...

The article also manages to introduce Reuel Marc Gerecht, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, as the moderate voice in the conversation, itself an unusual situation.

Just for the sake of balance, here's a somewhat different take on the Brotherhood's role in Egypt.

Teymoor Nabili is an award-winning presenter and correspondent based in Doha.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Celebrating the Iranian Plane Crash

U.S. officials are undoubted...

Read More

The Veiling of Women

Many things may appear so absu...

Read More

The cherry pickers

We all know what “cherry pic...

Read More

No Due Process for Trump’s Assassinees

President Trump is making a ...

Read More

The Jewish Timeline – From Moses to Bibi

The Jewish timeline is a pec...

Read More

A somber revolutionary anniversary in Iran

The 39th anniversary of the re...

Read More


Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:



Login reminder Forgot login?


Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

From snowfall to sunshine

Palestinians hold 'day of rage'