In the Media: The Los Angeles Times Interviews Assistant Professor of Politics Sumita Pahwa about the Muslim Brotherhood

A Middle Eastern man with gray hair, a beard, glasses, and a white jacket sitting on a bench on the other side of a gate.
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Assistant Professor of Politics Sumita Pahwa spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the Muslim Brotherhood’s political role in Egypt after the recent death of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president. Morsi was the preferred candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, a grassroots Islamist movement that was outlawed in Egypt after Morsi’s removal from the presidency in 2013. Pahwa described the movement as “fragmented and weakened geographically, generationally and hierarchically,” citing the imprisonment of senior leadership.