Muslim Brotherhood – Egypt, it’s birthplace – It spawned Hamas – It’s slogan, “Islam is the solution” – Inspired al-Qaeda and MANY other splinter groups to include those found in the US.
The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan Muslimun, is Egypt’s oldest and largest Islamist organisation.Founded by Hassan al-Banna in the 1920s, the group has influenced Islamist movements around the world with its model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work.
The movement initially aimed simply to spread Islamic morals and good works, but soon became involved in politics, particularly the fight to rid Egypt of British colonial control and cleanse it of all Western influence.
While the Ikhwan say that they support democratic principles, one of their stated aims is to create a state ruled by Islamic law, or Sharia. Their most famous slogan, used worldwide, is: “Islam is the solution”.
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