Muslim Brotherhood (Freedom and Justice Party)

Muslim Brotherhood is religio-political organization founded in 1928 that advocates a return to the Qur'an and the Hadith as guidelines for modern Islamic society. Initially centred on religious and educational programs, the Muslim Brotherhood evolved into providing social services. The Brotherhood spread rapidly throughout Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and North Africa, and after the Arab Spring became the ruling party in Egypt.  One year after becoming the ruling party, large protests broke out and the people demanded President Mohammed Morsi's resignation.  Activists stormed and ransacked Cairo's Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, to which President Morsi belonged. In 2013 the Muslim Brotherhood rebranded their name to the Freedom and Justice Party and removed images of the Quran and crossed swords from their logo. The group also unveiled an additional logo, the R4BIA sign, which, according to some analysts, "is a…

Muslim Brotherhood (Freedom and Justice Party), also known as The Brotherhood, al-Ikhwan al Muslimun, Muslimanski Bratstvo, Ikhwan Muslimeen (as known in China), Brat'ia-musul'mane (as known in Russia), Al'-Ikhvan al'-Muslimun (as known in Russia), The Society of the Muslim Brothers is an active group formed c. 1928.
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