Muslim Brotherhood: Further Reading

The Muslim Brotherhood logo and Hassan al-Banna, the group's founder.

Our most recent pair of podcasts on the Muslim Brotherhood featured interviews with former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Shimon Shamir. We discussed the ideological roots of the Islamist organization, and posed the question, Will the Muslim Brotherhood become more moderate and pragmatic now that it holds power in Egypt? 

A litmus test for the Muslim Brotherhood's willingness to compromise with more liberal factions in Egypt will be the final draft of the new Egyptian Constitution, which is still in the works. Next month on Diwaniyya, we'll cover the new constitution and the issues it raises about human rights -- women's rights, torture, slavery, and minority rights -- and Egypt's identity. 

In the meantime, here's some reading on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist ideologies: 

Emmanuel Sivan

Gilles Kepel

Shimon Shamir - The Muslim Brotherhood website in English

What's your favorite book or article about the Muslim Brotherhood? Leave your recommendations in the comments!

Shoshi Shmuluvitz

Diwaniyya Contributor