Mokhtar Awad

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Mokhtar Awad is a Research Fellow at The George Washington University's Program on Extremism.

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The Future Of Egyptian Islamism

by Mokhtar Awadvia The Caravan
Friday, March 10, 2017

The thousands of Egyptian mourners greeting the body of Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” alarmed many of their countrymen who had hoped the elderly Jihadist cleric had become irrelevant. Abdel Rahman’s funeral sent a signal that although Islamists may be a numerical minority—and are for the time being politically defeated—their ideas still very much resonate with a sizeable cross section of this country of 90 million. 

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The Muslim Brotherhood: Terrorists Or Not?

by Mokhtar Awad, Samuel Tadrosvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It’s complicated. The Islamist group splintered after 2011, and some of its spinoffs are violent.

The Arab Spring in Egypt
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Allah Versus KFC

by Mokhtar Awad, Samuel Tadrosvia Foreign Policy
Friday, February 27, 2015
How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants.