CAIRO: The split between Islamists and secularists that has tainted
some of last year’s Arab uprisings is souring relations within Syria’s
opposition, threatening European and American hopes of a united
political front against the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Activists say that the Muslim Brotherhood – the Middle East’s most
popular Islamist organization which has emerged as the strongest
political force in post-revolution Egypt – has developed increasing
control within Syria’s leading opposition movement, the Syrian National