The Muslim Brotherhood (MB), kicked out of power in Egypt five months ago, has been undergoing one of the toughest periods in its 85-year history. The grandfather of all Islamist groups may be down, but the West counts it out at its own peril.
With its leadership cast out of Egypt, the organisation has regrouped in Qatar, where the state-run Al Jazeera satellite network has paid for its members' plush hotel suites and provided them ample broadcast time to air their anti-Western messages. A second new locus of operation is Turkey which has already played host to two Brotherhood summits, and served as a launch pad for the pan-Islamist group's political return to Syria.
Also Istanbul will host the MB's new TV channel, Rabaa, which has garnered a $35 million budget and will broadcast in five languages: Arabic, English, French, German and Italian via Eutelsat, the French satellite company.