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Egypt’s Brotherhood faces sterner critics, rifts

By Dina Zayed/Reuters CAIRO: In the weeks after Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egyptian television channels reveled in their new freedoms by giving airtime to the formerly banned Muslim Brotherhood, offering them an open platform to speak. Members of the Brotherhood, Egypt’s best organized political group, are still regular guests. But the tone has changed. Soft-ball questioning …

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Vague agenda fuels doubts over Egypt’s Brotherhood

CAIRO: Few things better sum up Egypt’s uncharted future than the vague policy platform of the Muslim Brotherhood, a long-repressed Islamist movement poised to become a decisive force in mainstream politics. With the country’s military rulers reluctant to push through major reforms without a popular mandate, all eyes are on the emerging political class set …

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Free Egyptians Party criticizes Brotherhood-Wafd election alliance

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Free Egyptians Party (FEP) criticized in a statement on Tuesday a meeting of political parties aimed at coordinating a coalition for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The FEP, headed by business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, said it didn’t want to turn the upcoming People’s Assembly elections into “second class” elections, where political powers …

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Brotherhood and Wafd call for unified parties list in PA elections

CAIRO: The Muslims Brotherhood (MB) and Al-Wafd Party called on Egypt’s political parties to present a unified list in the upcoming parliamentary elections to create the opportunity for equal representation in parliament. However, despite the joint call, Al-Wafd and the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party have not formed a bilateral agreement in that regard, according …

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Brotherhood party legal in Egypt for first time

By AFP CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood’s political party, set up to run in polls, was declared legal in Egypt on Monday, state news agency MENA said, for the first time since the movement was founded eight decades ago. “The commission on party affairs has given its approval for the formation of the Freedom and Justice …

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MB’s Sobhi Saleh denies distorting Islamic teachings

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood senior member Sobhi Saleh denied accusations of defamation against women and distorting the teachings of Islam, directed against him by two lawyers in a complaint to the Prosecutor General. “These accusations are incorrect and illegal,” Saleh told Daily News Egypt. Saleh was also accused of encouraging political racism and threatening …

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Brotherhood says won’t force Islamic law on Egypt

By Yasmine Saleh / Reuters CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood wants a diverse parliament after elections in September and is not seeking to impose Islamic law on Egypt, the head of the group’s newly formed political party said in an interview. The Brotherhood, which has emerged as a powerful force after years of repression under ousted President …

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Army denies bias to Brotherhood in latest statement, says analyst

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Communiqué 59 is a rebuttal of accusations that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood, analyst Nabil Abdel Fattah, a researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, told Daily News Egypt. “The army’s decision not to protect the protests in Tahrir on …

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Analyst says Brotherhood shocked at success of Friday protests

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) statement that the group is not represented in the Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution reflects a state of political shock at the success of the Friday protests despite their absence, analyst Nabil Abdel-Fattah told Daily News Egypt Sunday. The MB’s Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein also said in …

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Freedom and Justice Party submits documents, includes over 900 women, 93 Copts

By Heba Fahmy and Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) presented to the political parties committee on Wednesday the necessary documents to establish the Freedom and Justice Party which includes 978 female members and 93 Copts. The party’s founding papers include lists of its founding members, its program and bylaws. “The party has 8,821 founding …

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Muslim Brotherhood says to expel any member who runs for president

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: A senior official of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) said the group would expel any member who runs for president, after a leading Brotherhood reformer was quoted as saying he might stand. MB member Abdel-Moniem Aboul-Fotouh earlier announced in media statements his intention to run for president, a decision that stirred controversy after the …

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Egypt Brotherhood member says to seek presidency

By Marwa Awad and Abdelrahman Youssef / Reuters CAIRO: A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said he would run for president as an independent, a move that could draw votes from backers of the Islamist group that has said it will not field a candidate. Secular groups and the West are concerned by how much …

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Muslim Brotherhood to contest half of parliament seats

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: In its official inauguration of its Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood’s Shoura Council said the party will contest 45-50 percent of seats in the up-coming People’s Assembly elections slated for September. The council, which met over the past two days in the group’s headquarters in Moqattam, east of Cairo, …

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Egypt Brotherhood to join wider election list

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has reached agreement in principle to run a joint list with other parties in the next parliamentary elections, its deputy leader said on Wednesday. The heads of the Islamist group and some smaller secular parties agreed to run a united list in the elections, expected in around six months, …

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Security to release Muslim Brotherhood leaders

By AFP CAIRO:- Two senior leaders of the Egyptian opposition Muslim Brotherhood are to be released on Wednesday after nearly six years behind bars, their lawyer told AFP. Khairat Al-Shater — the Islamist group’s number three and one of its main financiers —and businessman Hassan Malek were detained in 2006 and sentenced to seven years …

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Muslim Brotherhood to establish political party

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Egypt’s largest opposition group, will establish a political party named Freedom and Justice, senior member Essam El-Erian told Daily News Egypt Tuesday. “The MB has assigned the specialized institutions inside the group to form the party’s bylaws and principles before taking the necessary legal procedures,” he added. The …

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Islamists want purge of old regime figures

By Muslim Brotherhood CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest organized movement, called on Saturday for a purge of former regime figures in government and disbandment of the feared State Security Investigations Service. The Islamist movement, banned in 1954, also called in a statement for a purge of corrupt businessmen and media figures who supported the government. …

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Brotherhood says won’t impose view on Israel treaty

By Tom Perry  / Reuters CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s best-organized political force, said on Friday any decision on the country’s peace treaty with Israel was up to the Egyptian people and it would not impose its view on them. “The decision on the treaty does not belong to the Brotherhood, it belongs to the entire …

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MB says reviewing its stance from dialogue

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) said that the continuous arrest of its members and the media campaign against the group will have implications on the group’s dialogue with the regime. “The continuous arrest campaigns targeting a large number of MB members by thugs and security personnel and handing them to military police where …

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Tide turns in favor of Egypt’s Brotherhood

By Samia Nakhoul  / Reuters CAIRO: The first time Essam El-Erian went to jail, he was 27. Last Sunday, he left prison for the eighth time at the age of 57. The medical doctor’s crime for each incarceration was belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most influential and best-organized Islamist opposition movement and long feared by …

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Muslim Brotherhood starts dialogue with government

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Rashad Bayoumi, deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, told Daily News Egypt that the group and other opposition figures had represented the peoples’ demands to the government in a meeting held Sunday. The group had stressed in a statement issued on Saturday, that they will uphold the protestors’ demands, including the President …

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Muslim Brotherhood organize mass protests in Alexandria on Monday

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood is organizing mass protests in Alexandria on Monday starting 1 pm marching from Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Al Raml station and another one marching from Ahmed Abou Soleiman Street in Al Raml district in Alexandria. The protests are scheduled to march all around the streets of Alexandria calling …

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Opposition forces call for thousands to join Friday demos

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Egypt’s opposition forces are galvanizing their calls for change through peaceful demonstrations, hoping to enlist thousands to join protests after Friday prayers today. Political movements and parties joining the protests will include the National Association for Change, the April 6 Youth Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, Kefaya movement and the Popular Parliament. …

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MB, Baradei campaign members cite threats ahead of Jan. 25 protests

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Members of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the campaign supporting former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei said they were interrogated and threatened by security forces in a bid to prevent them from participating in planned nationwide protests on Jan. 25. “A large number of officials in the Brotherhood’s administrative offices in …

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MB says to participate ‘symbolically’ in Jan. 25 demos

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) said they will participate “symbolically” in protests organized by a number of opposition powers and youth movements on Jan. 25. Local activists called for nationwide protests against torture, poverty, corruption and unemployment for Tuesday, inspired by Tunisia’s overthrow of its autocratic president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. “The …

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Muslim Brotherhood reconsiders refusal to participate in Jan 25 demo

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday it’s reconsidering its refusal to participate in the demonstration on Jan. 25 titled “the Egyptian Day of Uprising”.. Prominent MB leader Essam El-Erian had earlier told El-Dostor website that the group wouldn’t participate in the demonstration because it was a public call launched through a Facebook group …

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Muslim Brotherhood urges Mubarak to dissolve parliament

By Agencies CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood demanded Wednesday that President Hosni Mubark dissolve the newly elected parliament and hold new elections, in a move that appeared to be an attempt to capitalize on the hopes for change sparked by Tunisia’s popular uprising. The Muslim Brotherhood also called for an end to Egypt’s 30-year-old emergency law …

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MB member detained among church attack suspects in Alexandria

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: State security detained 24-year-old Muslim Brotherhood (MB) member Mohamed Ismail on Jan. 5 as part of the investigation in the New Year’s attack on Al-Qeddesine (The Church of the Two Saints), said the MB’s Alexandria office. Ismail, a communications engineer for an industrial company, has been held for a week at the …

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Former Brotherhood MP back in parliament by ‘popular demand’

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: After being expelled from the Muslim Brotherhood, Magdy Ashour said he will resume his duties as an independent MP due to pressure from his district, whose constituent demanded that he represent them in parliament. Ashour told Daily News Egypt that he accepted his position as MP to comply with the people’s wishes. …

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