America Abroad: The Rise of Islamists

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 9:00pm

After decades of repression by secular rulers, Islamists are now poised to transform the Arab world's politics and culture.Across the region, Islamists are the new political power brokers. In elections in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, Islamists won big. Similar results are expected in Libya, and if the Assad regime falls, they might well emerge on top in Syria too. But it's still not clear what they plan to do with their power, and what that will mean for those who don’t share their views. In The Rise of Islamists, airing Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, America Abroadheads to the region to examine how Islamists are beginning to govern, take a look at the history of Islamist movements, and ask how the US should respond to the rapid change sweeping across the Arab world.