Hamadi Jebali, former secretary general of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party, said Islamists’ mismanagement of the political transition led to the party’s losses in the 2014 elections. “Every party that tries to immediately govern after a revolution will fail,” he said in a December 2014 interview with Robin Wright.
Islamist leaders, Muslim scholars, and clerics have denounced the attack on the French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The majority of Americans believe ISIS is the greatest threat to the United States, according to a survey led by Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Extremist Islamist groups like ISIS – also known as ISIL, Daesh, or the Islamic State – challenge moderate Islamist narratives by spreading their ideology online.
Tunisia’s parliamentary elections in October 2014 were a rare peaceful democratic transition in the Middle East.
A report from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs describes how Islamist and secular parties have forged electoral coalitions in an attempt to make a better showing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Jordanians have positive views of Hamas, but negative opinions of ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to a new poll commissioned by the Washington Institute.
The Muslim Brotherhood is struggling to maintain its relevance in Egyptian politics since the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
The majority of Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Emiratis reject ISIS and support a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, according to a September 2014 poll by the Washington Institute.
People in the Middle East identify religious and ethnic hatred as the greatest threat to the world, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.