The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of Egypt was formed by a school teacher Hassan al-Banna in 1928. After enduring decades of persecution by the military regimes since it was declared a republic, it won the first ever free election in Egypt in what was once called the Arab Spring and formed a government after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mobarak regime in 2011. Subsequently, in a military coup the government of Dr. Morsi was replaced in 2013 and the entire leadership of MB was imprisoned and many were executed by kangaroo courts in Egypt ever since.
Dr. Al-Arian has written extensively on Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of Egypt. He is assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In a recent article he says that outlawing the Brotherhood reflects a total failure to understand the historical complexities of the group's evolution.
To read his article on the above subject, click here.