Middle East studies in the News
John Esposito: Muslim Brotherhood Not Engaged in Violence Despite Repression
Middle East Monitor
An American professor and scholar spoke before the House of Commons on Tuesday in a hearing about allegations of MB's links to terrorism.
Professor of International affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University Dr John Esposito said that the Muslim Brotherhood has not resorted to violence despite provocation and repression by successive regimes.
Esposito stressed that the Brotherhood has been labeled as a terrorist group following the July 3 military coup to justify their repression and the illegitimate hijacking of power by the military.
The leaders of the coup have extended their repression to non-Islamist forces such as liberals and revolutionary youth, he added.
The American scholar added that the Brotherhood was subject to three unprecedented massacres, as well as another massacre in the form of mass death sentences against Morsi supporters.
Esposito ruled out any return to democracy after Sisi's inauguration, pointing out that the military leader seeks to eliminate the term "democracy" from Egyptian memory, and that he controls the media and the state assisted by businessmen and Mubarak henchmen who helped overthrow Morsi last year.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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