It’s a little early to predict the exact outcome of the Morsi-military smackdown underway in Egypt. (Update as this goes to press: the Egyptian military says Morsi has been removed.) But one thing is certain: Egyptians are mounting a broad-scale rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood.
On the same day, the emirate of Qatar, hundreds of miles away in the Persian Gulf, may be doing substantially the same thing. Unconfirmed reports in Arabic and French-language media indicate that the new emir of Qatar, who took over from his father last week, has ordered Yusuf al-Qaradawi to leave the country. Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is an Egyptian who has made his home – and operated an Islamist institute – in Qatar for years. According to the Algerian news site Reporters.dz (link above; my translation): Continue reading “It’s on: Muslim Brotherhood influence rejected in two nations”