From Part 2, about the Muslim Brotherhood:
The MB is very different from other political parties. One just cannot become a member without going through a five/eight-year stringent indoctrination process to prove one’s loyalty and commitment to its ideology.
Very similar to the Jamaat-e-Islami, the MB believes in gradual infiltration of its ideology among the masses and portrays itself a believer in democracy.
During the anti-Mubarak movement in Egypt, “far from emulating Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, they [MB leaders] channeled Thomas Paine, calling for civil liberties, religious equality, and an end to Mubarak’s dictatorship.”
In other word, lying.
From Part 3, about Jamaat-e-Islami, which is huge in Asia but gets little attention in the MSM:
Maulana Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1979), an Indian-born madrassah-educated journalist, author and political thinker was the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami or Party of Islam. It came into being in 1941 in British India. Maududi started the organisation with a view to promoting Islamic values and practices in the light of his way of interpreting the Quran and hadis. He was a maverick. His ideas were quite radical and different from the mainstream Sunni ulama or clerics in the Indian Subcontinent.
We find ideological similarities between the MB and JI. Like Qutb, Maududi also strove for God’s sovereignty. Maududi, however, came up with a new theory of democracy. It was “theo-democracy” or a theocracy run in a democratic manner. He also wanted to establish a caliphate to run the “Islamic system of governance.” In his “theo-democratic” caliphate, minority non-Muslims would remain as zimmis* or protected people with inferior rights.
*Zimmis = dhimmis (the Arabic “dh” sound seems to have come across as “z” in the subcontinent. One also sees Ramadan written as Ramazan.)