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Author Vidino, Lorenzo, author.

Title The closed circle : joining and leaving the Muslim Brotherhood in the West / Lorenzo Vidino
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare.
Contents What is the Muslim Brotherhood in the West? -- Joining and leaving the Brotherhood -- Kamal Helbawy -- Ahmed Akkari -- Pierre Durrani -- Mohamed Louizi -- Omero Marongiu -- Pernilla Ouis -- The American Brothers -- Joining and leaving : what the evidence suggests -- The Western Brotherhood's future : from the Arab Spring and beyond
Summary "While often the subject of heated debates, the Muslim Brotherhood in the West remains a mysterious entity. Scholars, security officials, journalists and policymakers disagree on virtually every aspect of the issue, starting with the most basic questions: what the Brotherhood in the West is, who belongs to it, how one joins it, how it operates, how it finances itself--and, in some cases, on whether it even exists. In this book, Lorenzo Vidino uses the stories of individuals who joined and later left Western outfits of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to understanding the inner workings of this group and the tactics it uses to recruit and retain members. The Muslim Brotherhood may be only one of many extremist organizations trying to gain a foothold in the West, but Vidino's unprecedented access and understanding of the group's everyday activities and motivations gives him an opportunity to explore the underlying mechanisms found in all sorts of terrorist organizations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 02, 2020)
Subject Ikhwān al-Muslimūn -- Membership.
Ikhwān al-Muslimūn -- Western countries.
Ikhwān al-Muslimūn.
Islam and politics -- Western countries
Islamic fundamentalism -- Western countries
Muslims -- Western countries -- Interviews
Islam and politics.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Membership requirements.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Radicalism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Western countries.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019034879
ISBN 0231550448