The Muslim Brotherhood is not Pro-Democratic

It is often claimed by academic apologists for totalitarianism that the Muslim Brotherhood is a force for democratization in the Muslim world. However, the experience in Sudan, Turkey and Gaza suggests otherwise as in all three jurisdictions the Muslim Brotherhood established highly oppressive dictatorial rule. An Islamist version of sharia law was instituted as national law in Sudan and the country was a horrible dictatorship. The Muslim Brotherhood was however removed from power by a popular revolution as supported by a military coup in 2019. Implementation of sharia law has been more gradual in Gaza but the region is a suffocating dictatorship. The status of Turkey has changed from “partly free” (i.e. semi-democracy) to “unfree” (i.e. dictatorship) in the global classification of the US-based Freedom House during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled AKP. The Muslim Brotherhood regime in Turkey has however not yet had the opportunity to implement Islamist sharia law due to the immense power of the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus. 

The Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Tunisia and Egypt but was deposed and the Muslim Brotherhood recently lost power in Morocco due to losing an election in a country under full political control of its King Mohammed VI.

There is no evidence suggesting that the Muslim Brotherhood is a force for democratization, on the contrary Islamism is a modern totalitarian political ideology that must not be confused with the traditional world religion of Islam. The Islamism of the Muslim Brotherhood is similar to that which rules Iran and the political system it envisages is not substantially different from that which exists in Iran.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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