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‘The Muslim Brotherhood may make us miss their predecessors. And they may forever disrupt the stability their predecessors guaranteed’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will look to take advantage of the instability in the Arab world by changing the Middle East narrative. But will he first have to stem a popular rebellion among his own people?

Laurie Penny has published a remarkably ill informed piece over at the New Statesman today. Ordinarily, I would have described it as “disappointing” but to do so would overlook the spectacular decline of the Staggers in recent years. Penny writes:

Following President Mubarak’s resignation, is the Muslim Brotherhood the next threat to Egyptian democracy?