The Arab World’s New Political Establishment by Khaled Abu Toameh
There are growing signs that radical Islamic groups are trying to hijack the pro-democracy uprising that is currently sweeping the Arab world.
In Tunisia and Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is already trying to exploit the popular uprisings to score political gains.
If the pro-democracy, anti-government movements in these countries fail to distance themselves from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt and Tunisia could easily fall into the hands of Iran’s proxies.
The fundamentalist Muslims in the two countries have until now kept a low profile, staying out of the spotlight as much as possible.
But this does not mean that the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies are not working behind the scenes to help bring down secular Arab regimes.