The Islamic Movement (IM) proved that it is a crucial element in the local political equations in many Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq and others. It became a cornerstone in the revolutions of the Arab spring where the Muslim Brotherhood specifically arrived in power through fair and legitimate elections in Egypt, Tunisia, and before that in Palestine. Since the election victory of the IM, there has been violence aimed at the IM and their supporters to exclude them from the political scene resulting in turbulence and volatility in the Middle East as a whole. The article tries to examine the life cycle of the IM under the current circumstances and to discuss the need for a holistic renewal in the IM intellectual, strategic, structural, ethical and practical construction to cope with the radical political and societal changes in the region as a result of the Arab Spring. This article suggests five key fundamental changes that must be addressed.
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