By Mokhtar Awad – Hudson Institute –
The past four years witnessed a significant transformation inside the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the impact of which will likely be felt for generations to come. Sudden changes in the group’s fortunes, from seizing power, to quickly losing it in a coup, to subsequently suffering the worst crackdown in its history, have left the Brotherhood searching for answers to chart a path forward. The group’s use of violence as a methodology for change has been a key feature of this forced reevaluation in the new Egyptian context.
Mokhtar Awad is a Research Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.
Photo credit: Muslim Brotherhood supporters carry portraits of ousted president Mohamed Morsi outisde Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, July 26, 2013 (Mohammed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)