Revolutionary Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt is capable of episodes of terrorism and urban disorder, but lacks the capability to overthrow the government. A careful examination of the ideologies of Egyptian Islamic groups reveals deep divisions among them and their espousal of doctrines which do not appeal to most Egyptian Muslims. These constraints, which create conflicting approaches to how national political power should be gained and used, arc unlikely to be overcome under the current leadership of the fundamentalist movement.


Current Leadership Moderate Force Islamic State Fundamentalist Movement Islamic Society 
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