No 49


Arab Press Review

(MEES Translation)

The Success Of Islamic Parties

The following is an extract from an article entitled Why Are The Islamicists Winning The Elections by Islamist writer Muhammad 'Arafa that was published in al-Quds al-Arabi on 13 November:

Over a period of less than three months, the Islamist movement has won either sweeping victories or more modest ones in parliamentary elections held in four Arab and Islamic states: Pakistan, Morocco, Bahrain and...