UM: Egypt

The New York Times published an op/ed essay by Scott Atran, an anthropologist and visiting professor at the University of Michigan, who writes about the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence – or lack thereof – in Egyptian politics. “But there is little reason for the United States to fear a takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood. If Egypt is allowed to find its own way, as it so promisingly began to do over the past week, the problems of violent extremism and waves of emigration that America and Europe most fear from this unhappy region could well fade as its disaffected youth at last find hope at home.” [Source]