But just last week the Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide said that the Brotherhood wanted to establish an Islamic state in Egypt. Whom to believe? The one whose statement matches up with everything the Brotherhood has been dedicated to doing since its founding in 1928, or the one whose statement represents a departure from all that?
“Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Outlines Political Ambitions,” from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 1:
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest Islamic group, today announced that it will not enter a candidate in the presidential election but will contend for as many as half of the seats in parliament.
The group earlier said it would contend for only one-third of parliament’s 508 seats.
Mahmoud Mosri, head of the group’s newly formed Freedom and Justice party, told reporters today that they are open to Muslim, Christian, and women candidates because, as he said, it is “not a religious party, not a theocratic party.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is seen as one of the best-organized political parties in Egypt and its dominance has raised fears that political Islam will become a powerful force in Egyptian politics….