Religion & Politics in Egypt
Mohammad Fadel looks at the origins and politics of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and how it differs from Salafism; Morsi and the coup that overthrew him on July 3, 2013 and brought General Sisi to power; the massacre of Morsi supporters on August 14, 2013; the Mubarak dictatorship and its legacy; and the situation of Copt Christians.
David Barsamian interviews Mohammad Fadel. Please note, the running time on this interview is 29 minutes.
Mohammad Fadel is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, where he is cross-appointed in the Faculty of Law, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations. He has published numerous articles on Islamic legal history, international human rights, liberalism and democratic theory.