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Brotherhood's Beltagi charges Shafiq for slandering group

Others | 7 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood leader and MP, Mohamed El-Beltagi, filed a complaint to the prosecutor-general's office on Wednesday against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in which he accused the latter of slander and triggering false accusations against the Islamic group, a step that is expected to aggravate the already tense relationship between the two sides. .. More

Sectarian strife in Qalyubiya after Muslim convert kidnapping

Others | 7 June 2012
Qaliyubiya police are trying to thwart possible sectarian strife in the city of Khanka on Wednesday, after a Christian family kidnapped their daughter who converted to Islam five years ago, married a young Muslim man and gave birth to a son. 

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No violence if Shafiq wins, Jama'a al-Islamiya spokesperson says

Others | 7 June 2012
There will be no return to violence by Jama’a al-Islamiya even if presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq is elected, said Tarek al-Zomor, Jama’a al-Islamiya’s Shura Council member and the official spokesperson of the Construction and Development Party. Zomor also denied rumors concerning Islamists’ intention to assassinate Shafiq if he wins. .. More

Nour Party official: Constituent Assembly formation to be announced Thursday

Adel Gergis | 7 June 2012
A senior official with the Salafi-oriented Nour Party has declared that the constitution-writing dilemma will be resolved on Thursday when a final decision is issued in a meeting between the ruling military council and political forces. .. More

Brotherhood members arrive in thousands for Tahrir protest

Others | 6 June 2012
Several buses carrying thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members from various governorates arrived at Tahrir Square on Tuesday to take part in what activists have labeled a million-person protest against the verdicts in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and others. .. More

Brotherhood urges public to choose 'revolutionary candidate' Mursi

Others | 6 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood Secretary-General Mohamed Hussein has called on Egyptians to save the revolution by voting for the group's candidate Mohamed Mursi. .. More

Vatican criticizes prominent US nun's book on sexuality

Others | 6 June 2012
The Vatican has sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying she has a “defective understanding” of certain core church teachings on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage. .. More

Mursi to meet with Sabbahi, Abul-Fotouh on Monday

Others | 5 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi and eliminated rivals Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh will be holding a meeting to discuss the implications of Saturday's verdict as well as the upcoming runoff round Monday afternoon at 4pm. .. More

Brotherhood spokesman Ghozlan condemns Shafiq's comments

Others | 5 June 2012
Mohamed Ghozlan, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, has described Ahmed Shafiq's attack on the group during a press conference Sunday afternoon as slanderous and a mere attempt by Shafiq to deny his loyalty to the ousted Mubarak regime. .. More

Brotherhood 'is the old regime,' says Shafiq

Others | 5 June 2012
“The Muslim Brotherhood is the old [Hosni Mubarak] regime,” said presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in a press conference held Sunday in a luxurious hotel in Cairo's Fifth Settlement. .. More

Brotherhood's Mursi rules out presidential runoff vote delay

Others | 5 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi said at an impromptu press conference held on Saturday that he fully supported Egypt's revolutionaries, calling on the Egyptian people to continue pushing for political change. .. More

Brotherhood's Mursi rules out presidential runoff vote delay

Others | 4 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi said at an impromptu press conference held on Saturday that he fully supported Egypt's revolutionaries, calling on the Egyptian people to continue pushing for political change. .. More

Brotherhood vows to take to the street

Others | 4 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to take to the streets in protest of the trial verdicts handed down to former President Hosni Mubarak and his aides Saturday in relation to protester deaths and financial crimes. .. More

Morsy capitalizes on Mubarak verdict in campaign

Others | 4 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy denounced the ruling against toppled President Hosni Mubarak and his assistants in a press conference at his campaign headquarters Saturday evening. .. More

Brotherhood seeks unity on Mubarak trial verdicts, calls for protests

Others | 4 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood released a statement on their official webpage Ikhwan Online to condemn the verdicts that acquitted Hosni Mubarak’s sons and six assistants to ex-interior minister Habib El-Adly of all charges pressed against them for their alleged involvement in the killing of protesters during the 18 days of the January 2011 uprising. .. More

US Aid May Lead to Complete Islamic Conquest of Egypt

Others | 4 June 2012
Last year, the Obama administration fully supported the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. A large part of the US backed opposition was none other than the militant group known as the Muslim Brotherhood. .. More

Egypt's Brotherhood to sue pro-Mubarak TV host Okasha

Others | 1 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) announced on Wednesday that it planned to take legal action against anti-revolution television host Tawfiq Okasha. .. More

Pro-Shater Facebook page attacks Sabbahi

Adel Gergis | 1 June 2012
A Facebook page that supports Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater has launched a sharp attack on Hamdeen Sabbahi, who came in third in the first round of the presidential election. The attack came after Sabbahi said that during the run-offs Egyptians would be facing two “nightmares,” the risk of religious tyranny or the threat of reproducing the Mubarak regime. .. More

Sabbahi, Abul-Fotouh campaigns strategise on runoff plans

Others | 1 June 2012
Egyptian presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh met in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss results of the first round of Egypt's presidential elections, which saw the two candidates come in at third and fourth place respectively. .. More

Religious edicts support Morsy, ban voting for Shafiq

Others | 1 June 2012
Several religious edicts have been issued in support of the Freedom and Justice Party's Mohamed Morsy, who is running against Ahmed Shafiq in the presidential runoff set for 16 and 17 June. .. More

Appeals court upholds three-year sentence for Coptic student defaming Islam

Others | 31 May 2012
An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a three year sentence against a 16-year-old Christian student for posting a drawing on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed. .. More