Assessments and Conclusions
Believers in its cause assassinated President Sadat in 1981.
Students and young people have become drawn to Islamic groups in their search for spiritual meaning and a moral ideology to guide the adaptation of Egyptian society of modern life.
Muslim Brotherhood activists following an electoral strategy made their organization the leading opposition movement in the late 1980s.
Secular and leftist Egyptians, shocked at the rise of fundamentalism, rushed to accommodate it, further reinforcing the influence of the new current.
KeywordsFundamentalist Group Muslim Brotherhood Electoral Strategy Islamic State Islamic Society
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