Islamist-In-Chief, my FP piece

Even as opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have gained ground inside Syria, the political opposition in exile has remained famously divided. The Syrian National Council, a body formed more than a year ago with the goal of uniting all opposition groups, was the poster child for these failures:  Many of its most prominent members resigned in anger over the Muslim Brotherhood’s domination of its top ranks and the council’s detachment from groups inside the country.

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  • Do you think he may turn out to be another old-fashioned political opportunist, ready to abandon all prior beliefs in order to curry favor with his latest patrons?

    • Hello, I think he will most definitely be one. Islamists tend to change in power. His latest statements are totally different and reassuring, in fact. Nevertheless, you can never trust them. Look at the Lebanese experience with Hezbollah, they remain as hungry for power and influence.

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