After the January 25th 2011 revolution in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) formed the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the Salafis formed several parties, including the popular "Al-Nour Party" (The Light) party. Many Egyptians joined the parties as they increased in popularity. On July 3 2013, however, the military intervened and deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, the first elected civilian president in Egypt’s modern history. This research is guided by the broad question of how Egyptian Islamic groups present their ideologies and principles to the Egyptian society via their websites. Islamic movements gained popularity after Egypt’s Jan. 25 revolution and many of them entered the political scene through forming political parties. This research will shed light on how Islamists use the web to present their philosophies, programs, and visions, and how the groups deal with stereotypes that Islamists are violent and intolerant. This study will focus on two main research questions: the first, how do the FJP and Al-Nour Party parties describe themselves and their agendas and ideologies on their websites? The second analyzes how both groups address long-held stereotypes against them dealing with backwardness, violence, and exclusion of non-Muslims. Many of the discourses that were found on the FJP and Al-Nour website seem to contradict common stereotypes about Islamists that they are violent, anti Christian, and do not respect rights and freedom of individuals.
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MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
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JamÃŠÂ»Ã„Â«yat al-IkhwÃ„Ân al-MuslimÃ„Â«n (Egypt)
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Ã¡Â¸Â¤izb al-Ã¡Â¸Â¤urrÃ„Â«yah wa-al-ÃŠÂ»AdÃ„Âlah (Egypt)
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(2013).Constructing an islamist vision: a discourse analysis of Egyptian islamist websites [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Morshedy, Youssef Esmat. Constructing an islamist vision: a discourse analysis of Egyptian islamist websites. 2013. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.