Why Muslim Brotherhood Is a Threat to UAE and How to Confront Them.docx

Why Muslim Brotherhood Is a Threat to UAE and How to Confront Them.docx

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Running head: [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 1 Why Muslim Brotherhood Is a Threat to UAE and How to Confront Them Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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[SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 2 Abstract T Keywords : [Click here to add keywords.]
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[SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 3 Why Muslim Brotherhood Is a Threat to UAE and How to Confront Them Introduction The Muslim Brotherhood is a transnational Sunni Islamist movement which is aimed as implementing the Islamic law under a global caliphate (Obaid 2017). The implementation of the law is said to be a resistance to the western ideologies which are wide spread across various states including those in the Middle East (Obaid 2017). The group is mostly associated with extremism and jihadism, reason being, its ideology is totalitarian, bigoted and xenophobic. Over the years, the Muslim Brotherhood has had a significant impact on the political and social aspects of the Middle East. As is common to the Western society, the belief of forming a strong political economy is a top priority for any nation. This ideology has been widely adopted by most Arab nations including the UAE. Beginning from the 1950’s, Arab states started formed their organizations around a model of auto-centered development, which was a tool designed for both decolonization and the restructuring of the states (Catusse 2006). Through this model, Arab nations reshaped their societies and focused on educating their people in an effort to flight their backwardness. However, the MB has strongly vilified the western ideologies. According to Al Banna, the group’s founder, the western influences on Arab countries led to economic bankruptcy, moral decadence and the introduction of anti-religious education which were all part of the westerner’s plot to dominate the Muslim world (Obaid 2017). Al Banna felt that the increase western secular culture resulted in a decrease in the respect for the religion and traditions of the Muslims. Although many groups existed that whose ideologies aligned with that of the Muslim Brothers, the group stood out due to their ability to link the Islamic nation’s malaise and their proposed framework for solving the issue, in a religious manner.
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[SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS] 4 The influence of the Muslim Brotherhood has been felt in its home country Egypt, where the group has contested and won parliamentary seats, which has given the group more influence on the nation. However, this essay seeks to focus mainly on the UAE, and unlike Egypt, the UAE does not need the service provisions that the Muslim Brotherhood offers in Egypt (Freer 2018).
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  • Summer '17
  • ochuodho
  • Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamism

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