Islamic Tolerance Alert. By Manar Ammar for AHN News (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):
Cairo, Egypt (AHN) – The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s strongest opposition group, said women and Copts are not qualified to run for president. The group’s position is to be officially part of their party platform, a Brotherhood source told All Headline News on Wednesday.
Controversy arose recently when views differed inside the group over the issue of women and Copts in political life.
Scholars and intellectuals in the North African country have asked the group to modify their views, yet the group’s final decision refused to change from their previous stance.
Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a Brotherhood member, said recently that the group received approval from a leading sheikh that it is okay for women and Copts to be president, but the group later disagreed with these views.
“The news is true. We have decided on the issue and this is the group’s point of view,” Mohamed Badr, media officer for the group told AHN.