Tuesday March 31, 2020

An Islamist hangover for the Arab Spring?

After The Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts by John R Bradley. Palgrave, €13.85. Reviewed by Dick O'Brien.

29th January, 2012
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Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square. Photo: Getty

After The Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts by John R Bradley

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Egypt's parliament met last week after the first free elections in 60 years. The biggest party in the new parliament was the Muslim Brotherhood, with 47 per cent of the seats. The hardline Salafist party came second, with 25 per cent. Egypt's new democracy, then, has a decidedly Islamist feel to it.

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