MB poll: Majority thinks Brotherhood is moderate

I came across this unusual poll on the Muslim Brotherhood's English-language website:


Obviously this is not representative of anything, but I find it interesting that the MB would ask this question on its own site, which obviously is not only read by fans since over 31% of respondents think the MB are either extremists, extremists pretending to be moderates, or terrorists. I voted "unclear," which seems to be the majority opinion of those who don't view it as moderate. Incidentally, I don't see any polls on the Arabic website.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.