The Muslim Brotherhood as a political Party
Answer one of the following questions:
1. Some authors define ‘Islamism’ or ‘political Islam’ as the use of religion to achieve political goals; a practice that applies to movements and states. Discuss this idea using examples of at least two movements and two states.
2. Which of the below statements you agree with and why? Explain your answer with examples and case studies:
a. The Muslim Brotherhood is in fact a political party that does not use violence and accepts democratic politics.
b. The Muslim Brotherhood is fundamentally a violent group despite its political and non-violent public face.
c. The Muslim Brotherhood embraces violent and non-violent orientations; and the rise of one orientation over the other depends on the context.