"Islam is the solution" - your questions to the Muslim Brotherhood
This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say on 14 Feb 2011. Listen to the programme.
The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's oldest (founded in 1928) and largest Islamist organisation.
During the demonstrations which led to the fall of President Mubarak, there were a good few articles and blog posts expressing "fears" that the political vacuum would be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood.Robert Fisk, writing in the Independent, gave these "fears" short shrift..
Every radio anchor, every announcer, every newsroom wanted to know if the Muslim Brotherhood was behind this epic demonstration. Would the Brotherhood take over Egypt? I told the truth. It was rubbish. Why, they might get only 20 per cent at an election, 145,000 members out of a population of 80 million.
This commentator suggests their political future may lay at the centre of politics, not the fringes :
I don't believe there is a compelling reason why the Muslim Brotherhood cannot continue to evolve in the years to come to become the Egyptian equivalents of Germany's Christian Democrats
On today's WHYS we will be speaking to a leader of the Brotherhood- or rather you will. What questions would you like to ask him ?