Political Islam

The Rise of Political Islam Presents Challenges, But We're Not Doomed!

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

When Islamists of various stripes won 70% of the vote in Egypt, the temptation to say 'we're doomed' and give up was understandable. But it was fundamentally mistaken. If western powers set clear standards and make use of their economic leverage they can maximise their ability to shape the development of rising Islamist powers in the Middle East.