An oxymoron?

February 11, 2011

Mubarak likely to quit, Brotherhood fears coup

EGYPT/CAIRO, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after more than two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule and the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood said it looked like there had been a military coup.

“Islamist Muslim Brotherhood” (in re Egypt and elsewhere) seems rather redundant, as the existence of a non-Islamist Muslim Brotherhood would seem to be something of an oxymoron.


I think you’re mixing up Islamist and Islamic.

The former, which we used here, means “supporting or advocating Islamic fundamentalism.”  GBU Editor

A child of a brotherhood member holds a copy of the Koran during a demonstration by the Muslim Brotherhood against the Israeli attacks in Gaza, outside the journalists syndicate in Cairo, January 21, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Dalsh

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