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Abul-Fotouh campaign throws weight behind Mursi presidency bid

Others | 11 June 2012
The campaign for eliminated presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh released a statement on Sunday declaring its support for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi. .. More

Independent MP accuses Brotherhood representative of incitement

Others | 11 June 2012
Independent MP Mostafa Bakry has submitted a report to the public prosecutor against Freedom and Justice Party MP Mohamed al-Beltagy. Bakry accused Beltagy of inciting people to kill him. .. More

Brotherhood's Beltagi charges Shafiq for slandering group

Others | 11 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

Egyptian jihadist groups: A threat to domestic, regional security?

Others | 11 June 2012
Since the fall of the Mubarak regime and the rise of political Islamism following the electoral victories of the Muslim Brotherhood, a new potential menace has resurfaced in the security vacuum – the rise of extremist jihadist groups. These groups embrace an extreme Salafist interpretation of Islam, which accepts violence as a legitimate means of realising their demands. .. More

Most Sufis in Alexandria support Shafiq, says sheikh

Others | 8 June 2012
The majority of Sufis in Alexandria support Ahmed Shafiq in the presidential runoff elections scheduled for 16 and 17 June, said a prominent sheikh on Wednesday. .. More

Brotherhood faces SCAF ultimatum

Others | 8 June 2012
The SCAF's move was sharply attacked by the Brotherhood's FJP. Brotherhood leaders gave no clear-cut reasons for their decision to boycott the meeting with SCAF on Tuesday. They merely said: "This is not the right time to hold such a meeting." .. More

Morsy fails to reassure voters on civil state, telecom mogul says

Others | 8 June 2012
Telecommunications mogul Naguib Sawiris says presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy has failed to assuage fears that he will impose a conservative Islamist state if elected. .. More

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