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How the Muslim Brotherhood fell from power

An interview with Muslim  of the PBS flagship Frontline program conducted on July 18, 2013, and published on September 17, 2013, to coincide with the broadcast of the documentary “Egypt in Crisis”. Khaled Fahmy is professor and chair of the American University in Cairo’s Department of History. A liberal supporter of the revolution, Fahmy worried about human-rights abuses under President Mohammed Morsi, and now a return to the military state under Gen. Sisi. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on July 18, 2013 in New York. Help me understand the context of the Muslim Brotherhood and how they…

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Between a rock and a hard place: comments on the results of the first round of the presidential elections, 2012

An interview with Julian Worricker, Kate Adie and Baria Alamuddin on the BBC’s World Today program discussing the results of the first round of the presidential elections in May 2012. At issue is the fear of the impact of a Muslim Brotherhood’s victory on women’s rights; role of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian political system and the larger question of the role of political Islam in Egypt. (at 36:50)

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