Public Radio Showcase 3-17-12
4:29 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

The Rise of the Islamists

Across the Arab world, the new power brokers are Islamist movements with a sweeping electoral mandate.

After a century underground and decades of repression by secular rulers, they now have the opportunity to transform the region's politics and culture.

But it's still not clear, even in their home countries, what the Islamists want to do with their power, how they will pursue their plans, what their rule will mean for other Arabs and Muslims who do not share their views... or how these changes will impact relations between Arab countries and the world around them.

America Abroad: The Rise of the Islamists, takes you through Egypt and North Africa for a tour of Islamist groups, their leaders, their rivals, and the shifting politics and culture of the Middle East.

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