In which Arab countries is the Muslim Brotherhood a legal organization?
#64546. Asked by author. (Apr 11 06 6:39 PM)
Here's a recap on a few:|
EGYPT--The Brotherhood has been an illegal organization, tolerated to varying degrees, since 1954.
SYRIA--Membership of the Brotherhood remains a capital offense in Syria.
PALESTINE--In the general elections of January 2006, Hamas swept to victory, claiming 74 out of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). Palestine, while still under occupation, thus became the only present-day Arab state where the Muslim brotherhood has gained power through democratic elections.
IRAQ--The Iraqi Islamic Party was formed in 1960 as the Iraqi branch of the Brotherhood, but as government repression hardened under the Baath Party, the group was forced underground. After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003, the Islamic Party has reemerged as one of the main spokesmen of the country's Sunni community.
SUDAN--Has had a Muslim Brotherhood presence since 1949.
KURDISTAN--There are several Islamic movements inspired by or part of the Muslim Brotherhood network in the different parts of Kurdistan.
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