Apart from the rather crucial detail of what the “failure of political Islam” means, there is no misunderstanding between Hillel Fradkin and I, but rather a decisive difference in approach and perspective. Fradkin is concerned about what constitutes the essence of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as an ideological movement, whereas I concentrate on how the Muslim Brothers, as political and social actors, are shaped by the political, social, and religious context in which they now find themselves.
There Will Be No Islamist Revolution
Issue Date January 2013
Page Numbers 14-19