Across the Muslim world, religious parties and candidates are claiming victory over secular governments with increasing frequency. From Iraq to Egypt to Turkey, Islamic influence is on the rise in politics. Kojo explores this trend and examines why these Islamic movements are winning public support.


  • Tamara Wittes Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
  • Dalia Mogahed Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
  • Merve Kavakci Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs; former Member of the Turkish Parliament; author of the forthcoming book, “Headscarf Politics in Turkey: A Postcolonial Reading”

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