Containing the Muslim Brotherhood in a Post-Mubarak Era

The ongoing Egyptian protests against the regime of Husni Mubarak have created both an opening for democracy and for exploitation by the Muslim Brotherhood. The inclusion of the Brothers in the democratic process is unavoidable – but also cause for concern.  Though the Brotherhood claims to have renounced violence, its ideology runs counter to democratic principles and several important U.S. strategic interests. Currently, it is better organized and more disciplined than other Egyptian opposition groups.

On February 14, 2011, FDD brought together a group of experts to assess the policy tools currently available to the US government and answer several pointed questions. How significant a threat does the Muslim Brotherhood pose to a successful democratic transition that secures vital U.S.? What can be done to contain the Muslim Brotherhood? What can we do to support the secular democrats?  What can be done to ensure a smooth transition?

Watch the discussion here.