Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nasser on Muslim Brotherhood in 1953 and Samir Amin on Muslim Brotherhood in 2012

The Samir Amin Video is from 2011 but its message for Egypt Today is very clear.

The Muslim Brotherhood -- which is part of the power system -- should not be considered merely as an "Islamic party," but first and foremost as an ultra reactionary party that is, moreover, Islamist. Reactionary not only concerning what are known as "social issues" (the veil, sharia, anti-Coptic discrimination), but also, and to the same degree, reactionary in the fundamental areas of economic and social life: the Brotherhood is against strikes, workers' demands, independent workers' unions, the movement of resistance against the expropriation of farmers, etc

Samir Amin
Monthly Review June 2012

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