Close-Up on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Grassroots Work

Interesting article on Muslim Brotherhood’s recruitment techniques. Mona El – Naggar speaks about her film: “The film is about a charity organization that is run and funded by the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the activities they offer is a class about premarital relationship counselling. They attract men and women in their twenties, most of them not yet married.

The family counsellor earns his living as a professor of botanic at university. He is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and he lectures as a volunteer. My film shows how his lectures perpetuate the traditional, discriminating gender roles and the backward family ideology of the Brotherhood. At the same time you can watch how the Brotherhood attracts regular people from the street, talk to them and guide their thinking about certain issues.”


About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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