“The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing [sic].” — Reza Aslan
“Mohamed Morsi vows to free blind sheikh jailed in US,” from the Guardian, June 29 (thanks to David):
Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheikh jailed in the US for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
In his first public speech, addressing tens of thousands of people in Tahrir Square, Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
Morsi earlier read the oath of office and defied the country’s military rulers by saying: “I fear no one but God.”…
“There is no power above people power,” Morsi said to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were supporters of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood….