If Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants to avoid political oblivion, it needs to show some humility
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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to official repression. The Islamist organization has been subject to government purges for most of its 86-year history. But even for a group accustomed to operating outside the law, the Brotherhood’s current circumstances are dire.
Starting with the ousting of longtime Brotherhood official Mohamed Morsi from the presidency last July, the organization that dominated Egyptian politics for the first two years after the 2011 revolution has been almost completely purged from public life. Finding its way out of this darkness will require a level of self-analysis and public humility that the group has, so far, avoided.