Analysis: Is Muslim Brotherhood going jihadist?

The famed Islamist organization, which formed the ideological roots for more radical jihadist groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State, is being outshined by its more radical kin.

The recent escalation of violence in Egypt and the security forces killing of Muslim Brotherhood leaders on Wednesday could facilitate the movement of some of the organization’s younger members to more radical jihadist groups.

According to recent reports, younger Brotherhood members are taking over from the group’s elders who are either in jail, killed, or in exile and pushing the group in a more radical direction.

  • Xavier

    Islam is being refined down to its essence: ‘kill the disbelievers’.

  • Brett_McS

    MB is supposed to be in the long game of infiltration and subversion. That’s not as exciting as shooting and beheading and blowing stuff up.

  • Solo712

    MB has always been a clandestine, West-hating, anti-democratic, caliphate-mongering swarm of crazies. Their founder, Hasan al Bannah was a Nazi spy in Egypt and Palestine. One of the literary achievements of the Brothers under his to leadership was translation of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ into Arabic as – you guessed it – My Jihad.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I hope so. Because when they’re invited the to the White House it will be a fabulous fire.