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Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Contemporary Islamic social and political activism in Egypt is rooted in the founding in 1928 by Hasan alBanna' of Jam'iyat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Society of Muslim Brothers; also known as the Muslim Brotherhood or the Ikhwan). From the beginning, the Ikhwan's goals were both social and political, promoting the causes of benevolence, charity, and development, on the one hand, and nationalism, independence, and Islamism, on the other. Throughout the Ikhwan's nearly se ...more

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