Daily Archives: February 7, 2008


In a paper written for the Hudson Institute, French scholar Giles Kepel highlights important issues helpful in understanding the Muslim Brotherhood in the contemporary world. He traces the origins of what is referred to here as the “Global Muslim Brotherhood” to the fusion of Muslim Brother and Saudi “Wahhabist” influences:

After being driven out of Egypt in the 1950s and ’60s, many Brothers found shelter in Saudi Arabia…