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Burhanuddin Rabbani


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Former president of Afghanistan. Head of Afghani Jamiat-i Islami (formerly part of the Afghani branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). A former professor of Islamic studies, he favored Hasan al-Banna's moderate populist approach seeking to effect change from the bottom up. Hoped to create a broadly based movement dedicated to fundamentalist goals and bringing together modern intellectuals with tribal and traditional elements.

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