Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: A force to be feared? - CNN.com: "
(CNN) -- The scenes in Egypt have been dramatic, as thousands turn out onto the streets demanding that President Hosni Mubarak resign after 30 years in power.
Few images have been more powerful than those of demonstrators dropping to the ground to pray in the face of security forces. And while some have been inspired by the role of religious faith in the protests, there are definite worries that the banned Muslim Brotherhood is waiting in the wings, hoping for a chance to take over.
'You don't just have a government and a movement for democracy,' former British Prime Minister Tony Blair cautioned on Monday. 'You also have others, notably the Muslim Brotherhood, who would take this in a different direction. We need to be anxious to meet the aspirations of the people, but do it in a way that produces something better.'
Former Israeli diplomat Eli Avidar argues that elections put the militant Islamist Hamas movement in power in Gaza."