The Syrian Muslim Brothers and the Syrian-Iranian Relationship

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Abstract:

The 'Alawis of Syria are part of the Shi'a stream; this has led to an alliance with Iran, the center of Shi'ite Islam. This alliance aggravated the oppositionist Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), whose members have been in exile since 1982. According to them, the alliance is a stage in a Shi'ite scheme to take over the Sunni countries, including Syria. However, during the past year the MB has changed their strategy, and we are currently witnessing a rapprochement between the Brotherhood and Damascus.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3751/63.4.12

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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