The Muslim Brotherhood, originally referred as The Muslim Brothers, impacted the politics of various countries in the Middle East since the group’s founding in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna. Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower, said Banna’s goal was “turning Egypt into an Islamic state.” Wright credits the Brotherhood for “planting the seeds of the coming Islamic insurgence.” [pg. 16]
Banna was assassinated in 1949.
At the moment Democrat policy towards the civil unrest in Egypt can be described as Déjà vu.