[ by Charles Cameron ]
Some will see in this DoubleQuote, further evidence of “taqiyya” — I think that’s quite a stretch. Some will see evidence of a struggle in which two opinions use media access as part of the process of jockeying for position — that seems a lot more plausible. Or it may be as simple as the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.
Here’s one analytic overview that came highly recommended by my more expert friends:
Hossam Tammam, Islamists and the Egyptian revolution