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From the Muslim Brotherhood to contemporary Islamism

From the Muslim Brotherhood to contemporary Islamism
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Dr. Esther Webman, Prof. Meir Litvak

Dr. Esther Webman, Prof. Meir Litvak

Scholars trace a direct connection between the Muslim Brotherhood and Jihadist organizations such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

What are the common characteristics of the Muslim Brotherhood and these contemporary radical groups? What place does antisemitism hold in their ideologies and actions?


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