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Reza Aslan: Don't fear the Muslim Brotherhood

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Author and scholar Reza Aslan appears on Meet the Press in March, 2005. He writes in the Washington Post that fears that the Muslim Brotherhood could turn Egypt into another Iran are unfounded. Getty Images/Alex Wong

With the instability in Egypt threatening to bring down President Hosni Mubarak, some worry that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could fill the power vacuum left in his wake and turn the country into an Iranian style theocracy. Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan joins us to dispel those fears, saying that Egyptians can have both democracy and a role for religion in their remade government.

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