Published online by Cambridge University Press: 14 September 2020
The Brotherhood-affiliated driver of the slow car mentioned in the Introduction most likely wanted to portray his organisation as law abiding. Although I think he was rather disingenuous about the state of his vehicle, I do believe this book has shown that he was right about the willingness of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan to play by the rules. This conclusion summarises my findings on this law-abiding organisation, focussing on the development of Islamic political thought, the Jordanian Brotherhood’s historical and ideological trajectories and its place in the debate on the ‘inclusion-moderation’ thesis. Finally, it answers the question of how and why the Jordanian Brotherhood has moderated its views and positions on the topics of the state, political participation and societal rights and freedoms in the period 1946–2016 and what the wider implications of this are.
- The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan , pp. 232 - 245Publisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2020