Islamist movements – most of which are branches or descendents of the Muslim Brotherhood – seek a more prominent role for Islam and Islamic law in public life. After being suppressed for decades under authoritarian regimes, they have been the prime beneficiaries of the Arab awakenings and have risen to power in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.
Pro-Mohamed Morsi university students and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood display a poster of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Tahrir Square in Cairo, December 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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