Shades Of Islamism

by Patrick Appel

Michael Downey has an interview with Khaled Hamza, "editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s official website." According to Downey "Hamza is considered a leading voice of moderation within the party, and is central to its youth-outreach efforts." One section of interest:

The Iranians follow the Ayatollah; we do not believe Islam requires a theocracy. In our view, the ulema (clergy) are only for teaching and educationthey are out of the political sphere. Iran has some good things, such as elections, but we disagree with all the aggression. We disagree also with the human rights abuses from the government and attacks on the population.