The American deal with the popular decline in support of political Islam after Arab Spring revolutions


Before answering this question, it is necessary to understand (the Brotherhood’s grand strategy), which is based on the role of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the United States of America, in Europe and around the world, through a strategy based on (the Brotherhood’s penetration into the United States of America with its manifold relations over the course of  Seven decades), the Muslim Brotherhood in the American interior has succeeded in strengthening their presence and their associations under many curtains and slogans, and has also worked to establish many civil or human rights associations, and others have raised the slogan of civil action within the American society itself. The goal was clear in the eyes of the makers and developers of that strategy for the Muslim Brotherhood, with the aim of influencing American political decisions through the circles of influence and American decision-making, and helping some personalities who belong to the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood in reaching high and sensitive positions in the American political circle and supporting them in that  And the most distant grand strategy in the ideology of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood remains (a future planning to reach the rule of the United States of America and influence the world through it).

   In my personal opinion, (the pragmatic ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood) may be one of the most effective methods and means that the Muslim Brotherhood enjoys, and gives it the ability to move permanently, through its (adaptation ability and flexibility to overcome challenges and rapprochement with the American administration and the circles of making  political decision in the West).

   Here we will find that the popular retreat of the Muslim Brotherhood in the American interior and the West after the failure of the Arab Spring revolutions, will make the Muslim Brotherhood reorganize its international efforts through its globally spread institutions, and here the Muslim Brotherhood will work flexibly, according to (the great distant strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood between ideology  and pragmatism), by attempts of the Muslim Brotherhood and its international arms to follow different political methods and means that enjoy flexibility and practicality according to the context or the new emergency circumstances in which it is taking place, and related to the search for new goals for the Muslim Brotherhood to rapprochement with the American administration and American political decision-making circles.

   Perhaps we find that the success of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates in (convincing the Democratic administration of US President “Joe Biden” not to invite Egypt and the countries of the region to the Conference of American Democracies in December 2021) is evidence of the return of groups and currents of political Islam in the American interior, especially the Muslim Brotherhood organization  Its goals and arranging its agenda towards the Arab world and the Middle East by rapprochement with the new US administration of President “Joe Biden” and creating new and common goals towards the region. Therefore, we find the constant keenness of the Muslim Brotherhood to convince the West that it is (the moderate spokesperson for Islam) that the authorities in the West and Washington should listen to them in their time of need, and here increasingly we find that (Washington’s approach to the Muslim Brotherhood and political Islam more broadly is governed chiefly by political imperatives).

    On the other hand, (the success of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan in obtaining seats in the Jordanian parliament and the Jordanian government, allows the Muslim Brotherhood to play that dangerous and important point), and related to the ability of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan to work to (guarantee the security of Israel and the Israeli peace agreements with  Jordan and countries in the region). Accordingly, there are still many methods and means of political action for the international Brotherhood leaders and the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in (circumventing American and Western decisions for rapprochement and polarization and working together to influence the security of the Middle East and develop strategies to ensure the security of Israel).

    Perhaps one of the (the distant American and Israeli goals of rapprochement with the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its decline in popularity after the failure of the Arab Spring revolutions), is that the Muslim Brotherhood’s access to power in a number of countries in the region, as is the case in Jordan, by controlling the government and parliament, and the control of Hamas, which is close to the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine itself has many sectors and the reins of major political matters. This will allow the Muslim Brotherhood to regain its popularity with American help in controlling many decisions related to the interests of the United States of America and Israel in the Middle East. Perhaps it will be (the only solution to Israel’s problems by giving  Citizenship of the Palestinians and their settlement in the countries neighboring Palestine and Sinai, and thus emptying the West Bank of its Palestinian people and canceling the right of return, and this will be the most important gain of Israel and the American administration at all).

Bearing in mind, that the American and Western recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood did not come as an acceptance of their right, but rather, despite the decline in the popularity of the Muslim Brotherhood and its popular failure and overthrow after (the June 30 revolution in Egypt), and later in Tunisia, Sudan and Libya, as well as (it came in response to the advice of a number of orientalists to employ the Muslim Brotherhood in fueling and igniting strife in the Arab and Islamic world, and causing chaos, disorder, and religious and sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites with the help of Brotherhood organizations  Muslims scattered throughout the Arab world decline) of their popularity and influence in the Arab Gulf increasingly, and here we can analyze  That the Muslim Brotherhood’s planning for the American and Western recognition of their legitimacy, did not give them enough opportunity to study the reasons for their recognition, given that (reaching the circle of power and influence is the farthest goal that the Muslim Brotherhood aspires to considering without any  other considerations).

    For all these reasons and the distant strategic interests of the Muslim Brotherhood, we can understand, analyze and explain (the reasons and motives of the Muslim Brotherhood’s acceptance in Egypt during the days of “Mohamed Morsi” to abide by the peace treaty with Israel, and understand the reasons for this strange and sudden shift in their position, even though they were rejecting it during  their presidential election campaign).

Dr.Nadia Helmy
Dr.Nadia Helmy
Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Politics and Economics / Beni Suef University- Egypt. An Expert in Chinese Politics, Sino-Israeli relationships, and Asian affairs- Visiting Senior Researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)/ Lund University, Sweden- Director of the South and East Asia Studies Unit


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