The Brotherhood: From Revolution to Coup – I

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Badr Shafei

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The Brotherhood: From Revolution to Coup – I

On the 90th anniversary of the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, seven years after the January Revolution; after the Brotherhood came to power and then was sent to prisons and detention centers – It may be useful to evaluate this experience for several reasons, including:

First, the January Revolution (2011) is the first revolution that resulted in a real democratic transformation, albeit “temporary”.

Second, the revolution also resulted in the access of an Islamist president for the first time to power.

Third, the experience is still subject of debate among many researchers and analysts.

Fourth, the consequences of the experience have not been limited to the national internal framework, but it extended to the wider regional framework.

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