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Introduction

  • Annette RankoEmail author
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Part of the Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens book series (PGNO)

Abstract

In 1981, a few months before President Sadat’s assassination, the then Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Amr al-Tilmisani, severely offended Sadat onair during a national television broadcast. In a televised debate between the two men, al-Tilmisani called on God to hold Sadat responsible for all the misdeeds he had committed as president. Thirty years later, in 2011, a few days before the ousting of Sadat’s successor, Mubarak, Saad al-Katatni, the former head of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc triumphantly declared in a press conference that the regime had lost all legitimacy and that now “the legitimacy had transferred to the people”.

Keywords

Social Movement Qualitative Content Analysis Selective Moderation Muslim Brotherhood Social Movement Theory 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Nahost-StudienGIGA Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale StudienHamburgGermany

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