Egypt : An Islamic Ideological Revolution Essay

768 Words Nov 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Egypt seemed to be a nation ready for the influence of the Revolution to take hold with a firm grasp. It was accepted by many revolutionary thinkers that “Egypt [was] in a very critical condition” and that “Egyptians [had] looked to the West and then to the East and then to Arab nationalism without finding the answer to their problems” both socially and economically. Additionally, Ibrahim Yazidi, the Deputy Prime Minister for Revolutionary Affairs of Iran, predicted, correctly, that Egypt would be a part of “an ongoing Islamic ideological revolution.” As the support and spread of the Revolution’s ideals continued to reach the Muslim populations of Egypt, a remarkable yet familiar development dominated its narrative. Groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a notoriously exclusively Sunni organization, along with other Islamic entities of Egypt, advocated for the settling of differences between Sunnis and Shi’ites in the quest for a prospective Islamic State. This was a fundamental factor not only in Egypt, but a calling card of the ideology of the Revolution itself that could be tracked across the Arab nations as the revolutionary fervor spread. Iranian officials themselves too saw the Muslim Brotherhood and the unity of Sunni and Shi’a Muslims as the key to success in Egypt and beyond. The unrest and emotional responses tugged at in the minds of the Muslims of Egypt never truly culminated in a direct revolt against the Presidency that opposed many of the messages of the…

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