Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators?
- Aired: 01/17/2013
- Rating: NR
The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void that Islamist parties have been quick to fill. A longtime supporter of former strongmen like Egypt’s Mubarak and Tunisia’s Ben Ali, the U.S. now faces the uncomfortable result of Arab democracy — the rise of Islamist parties that are less amenable to the West than their autocratic predecessors.