Mohamed ElBaradei says Muslim Brotherhood threat is ‘a myth that has been perpetuated and sold by the regime’

Perhaps Paul Goodman should watch it. He might learn something. This is a man who feels entitled to write a long piece at ConservativeHome about the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood, even though he knows so little about the role of the Ikhwan in Egypt that he thinks “Brotherhood members sit in its parliament as independents”. As anyone with a passing acqaintance with Egyptian politics would be aware, the Ikhwan won 88 Assembly seats in the 2005 elections but in 2010 their presence was reduced to a single seat which they refused to take up in protest at the massive vote-rigging carried out by the Mubarak regime.