It’s ironic: in the U.S., Muslim Brotherhood operatives have gained enormous influence at high levels of government, and dhimmi think tanks and learned analysts recommend that the U.S. engage with this “moderate” group. The Mubarak regime, as sclerotic and repressive as it is, has a more realistic view of the Brotherhood.
“Egypt: At Least 20 Members Of The Muslim Brotherhood Arrested,” from ANSAmed, January 28 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – CAIRO, JANUARY 28 – At least twenty members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force in Egypt, have been arrested during the night. The news was announced by the Islamic political organisation’s lawyer. The people arrested in their homes include five former MPs and five members of the political office, including the spokesmen of the brotherhood, Essam El-Erian and Mohammed Mursi.
The Muslim Brotherhood have announced that they will take part in the protest demonstrations today against Hosni Mubarak’s regime, after Friday prayers, after having kept a low profile over recent days. (ANSAmed).