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New Poll: Little support for Muslim Brotherhood Takeover in Egypt

Poll: No constituency for Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt
By Adam Serwer
Washingon Post

Fears that the protests in Egypt would lead to an Islamist takeover have been a point of convergence for the regime of embattled Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak and some on the American right. While the feud between Glenn Beck and Bill Kristol is less about connecting the left to radical Islam than when to do so and how crazy to sound when you do it, Kristol and his allies are at least correct in characterizing Beck's fears as overblown.

A new poll of Egyptians commissioned by the Washington Institute on Near East Policy suggests that the Muslim Brotherhood isn't anywhere near as popular as either Mubarak or paranoid conservatives believe them to be.

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Added: Feb-10-2011 
By: ElegantDecline
In:
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Egypt, Democracy, Tyranny
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