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The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe$
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Edwin Bakker and Roel Meijer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199327638

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327638.001.0001

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From Syria to Spain: the Rise and Decline of the Muslim Brothers

From Syria to Spain: the Rise and Decline of the Muslim Brothers

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(p.189) 9 From Syria to Spain: the Rise and Decline of the Muslim Brothers
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The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe
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Elena Arigita

Rafael Ortega

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327638.003.0009

This chapter analyses the history of the Brotherhood in Spain, which is mainly limited to the Syrian branch, whose members fled the regime of Hafez al-Assad in the 1960s. It shows how the liberalisation of the law for the recognition of Muslims and non-Catholics allowed the Brothers in Spain to organise themselves in cultural organisations and publish their ideas and spread Islam. It also traces their gradual decline as a distinct organisation in the 1990s.

Keywords:   Spanish Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian Brotherhood, cultural associations, publications, decline, integration, domestication

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