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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 06:08:56 pm »

Egypt's Islamists win 75 percent of parliament

1/21/12

http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-islamists-win-75-percent-parliament-204439518.html

CAIRO (AP) — Final results on Saturday showed that Islamist parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament in Egypt's first elections since the ouster of authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak, according to election officials and political groups.

The Islamist domination of Egypt's parliament has worried liberals and even some conservatives about the religious tone of the new legislature, which will be tasked with forming a committee to write a new constitution. It remains unclear whether the constitution will be written while the generals who took power after Mubarak's fall are still in charge, or rather after presidential elections this summer.

In the vote for the lower house of parliament, a coalition led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent, or 235 seats in the 498-seat parliament. The ultraconservative Al-Nour Party was second with 25 percent, or 125 seats.

The Salafi Al-Nour, which was initially the biggest surprise of the vote, wants to impose strict Islamic law in Egypt, while the more moderate Brotherhood, the country's best-known and organized party, has said publicly that it does not seek to force its views about an appropriate Islamic lifestyle on Egyptians.

The two parties are unlikely to join forces because of ideological differences, but both have a long history of charity work in Egypt's vast poverty-stricken neighborhoods and villages, giving them a degree of legitimacy and popularity across the country in areas where newer liberal parties have yet to get a foothold.

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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2012, 09:44:39 pm »

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1/23/12

1st session for new Islamist-led Egypt parliament

CAIRO (AP) — With Islamists comprising the overwhelming majority of its lawmakers, the parliament elected in Egypt's first legislative vote after Hosni Mubarak's ouster nearly a year ago held its inaugural session on Monday.

The convening of the new parliament is a significant benchmark in the timetable provided by the generals who took over from Mubarak for the handover of power to a civilian administration.

It is also a step forward for Islamist groups on the road to becoming the strongest political force in the nations that experienced Arab Spring revolts. Islamists dominated elections first in Tunisia and then in Egypt, and Libya's Islamists are also expected to do well in parliamentary voting later this year.

The Egyptian chamber's top priority is to elect a 100-member panel to draft a new constitution, which will have to be put to a vote in a referendum.

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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2012, 09:07:33 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/uprising-egyptians-celebrate-protest-091820885.html

A year after uprising, Egyptians celebrate and protest
By Tom Perry and Marwa Awad | Reuters – 4 hrs ago.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak with some seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrating the changes already achieved.
 
It is a year since protesters inspired by an uprising in Tunisia took to the streets in Egypt and the January 25 anniversary has exposed divisions in the Arab world's most populous country over the pace of democratic evolution.
 
Concerned that generals are blocking reform to protect their interests, activists behind the "January 25 revolution" planned marches to Tahrir to demand that the army council which replaced Mubarak hand power to civilians immediately.
 
"Down with military rule" and "Revolution until victory, revolution in all of Egypt's streets" were chanted by one group of mainly youths in an area of Tahrir near a street where protesters clashed in November and December with police and the army.

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« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2012, 07:28:19 pm »

S&P cuts Egypt rating further into junk territory
10 February 2012, by Melodie Warner (MarketWatch)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sp-cuts-egypt-rating-further-into-junk-territory-2012-02-10
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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2012, 04:25:01 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/islamists-majority-egypt-constitution-panel-103659964.html;_ylt=ApCD04rR6YYhAfQBFUwKcRDyWed_;_ylu=X3oDMTRvNWgzdmNtBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBmb3IgeW91BHBrZwMyMjkzMzM1Yy1iOGIwLTNlYzMtOWZkMi04ZWEzMWNiMzhiODAEcG9zAzYEc2VjA25ld3NfZm9yX3lvdQR2ZXIDNDIxYWI5NmItNzZhMy0xMWUxLWJhYWYtN2Q5OWMwMDZlZGU3;_ylg=X3oDMTNhbW0xMjRxBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNmNiMjIzZjMtNGUxYS0zYjNkLWI2ZWEtMjA5OGIzZjkwYjI3BHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxtaWRkbGUgZWFzdARwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2UEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3

3/25/12

Islamists are majority on Egypt constitution panel

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamists have won a sizable majority on a 100-member panel tasked with drafting a new constitution, according to a list of names published Sunday by the country's official news agency. The list reinforces fears by secular and liberal Egyptians that the Islamists dominating parliament will pack the panel with supporters and ignore concerns of other groups.

The new constitution will determine the balance of power between Egypt's previously all-powerful president and parliament, and define the country's future identity, including the role of religion and minority rights.

The constitutional committee will have nearly 60 Islamists in all, including 37 legislators selected Saturday by parliament's two chambers. Half the panel will comprise public figures, also selected by members of parliament.

A handful of Christians and women were selected and there were only a few names from the revolutionary movement behind last year's ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.

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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2012, 06:51:55 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-brotherhood-fields-presidential-candidate-190426828.html

Egypt's Brotherhood fields presidential candidate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in control of almost half the seats in parliament, announced on Saturday it was fielding its own presidential candidate. It was a reversal of an earlier decision to stay out of the race and could put the group on a collision course with the nation's ruling generals.

The Brotherhood nominated chief strategist and deputy leader Khayrat el-Shater, a multimillionaire businessman considered one of the key leaders guiding the group through the tumultuous transition since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

If he wins, it would make the formerly outlawed group the dominant force shaping the post-Mubarak era. But going head-to-head with the military is a major **** for a formerly outlawed movement whose strategy for decades seemed to be to patiently bide its time.

The movement's decision to nominate one of its own is likely to antagonize Egypt's military rulers, who are accused of seeking to preserve the army's privileges and are likely not to want too much power concentrated in the hands of a single group.

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http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-brotherhood-under-fire-over-president-bid-204044516.html

4/2/12

CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood's surprise decision to field a presidential candidate is stirring fears that the two biggest powers to emerge from the ouster of Hosni Mubarak — the Islamists and the military — are maneuvering to put in place a new rule in Egypt not much different from the old, authoritarian one.

If they succeed in divvying up the most important positions in government, the new leadership could be a blow to the hopes for an inclusive democracy that drove last year's uprising against Mubarak. Opponents of the Brotherhood and military warn that the maneuvering could lead to a repeat of the Mubarak-era domination by a single party of all executive and legislative powers — only now with an Islamist tinge.

The Brotherhood controls nearly 50 percent of parliament and dominates the constituent assembly that is in charge of writing Egypt's new constitution. Given its electoral strength, its candidate — Khairat el-Shater, the Brotherhood's deputy head but in reality its strongest figure — instantly leaps to front-runner status for the presidency in the May 23-24 election.

"We didn't have a revolution to end up with a dictatorship of the one party," said the head of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, Ahmed Said. "If el-Shater is president, will he rule in the name of the people or according to the orders of the Brotherhood?"

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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2012, 09:33:35 am »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17620925

4/5/12

A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.

District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT).

The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four.

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http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-protesters-rally-keep-islamist-race-115614814.html

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Egyptian protesters rally to keep Islamist in race
By AYA BATRAWY | Associated Press – 4/6/12


CAIRO (AP) — Thousands rallied in Cairo on Friday in support of an ultraconservative Islamist presidential hopeful who may be disqualified from the race after it was announced that his mother was an American citizen.

The protesters carried photos and campaign posters of Hazem Abu Ismail, a 50-year-old lawyer-turned-preacher who in recent months vaulted to become one of the strongest contenders for president, with widespread backing from ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis.

The showdown between Abu Ismail's supporters and the government has shaken-up a race that includes former regime officials and Islamists competing against one another in the first presidential election since last year's ouster or Hosni Mubarak. The balloting is slated for the end of May.

Abu Ismail's face— smiling, with a long, conservative beard — has become ubiquitous in Cairo and other cities because of a startlingly aggressive postering campaign that plastered walls and lampposts with his picture.

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Egypt Brotherhood candidate says sharia is main goal
Reuters – Thu, Apr 5, 2012

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for the Egyptian presidency, Khairat al-Shater, declared that introducing sharia law would be his "first and final" objective if he wins elections in May and June.
 
Making his first reported statements since the Brotherhood's surprise decision to field him in the elections, Shater also promised to reform the Interior Ministry which long played a leading role in suppressing dissent.
 
However, he denied he had struck a deal with the military on his candidacy, announced last Saturday, even though it may help candidates close to the old order of ousted President Hosni Mubarak by splintering the Islamist vote.
 
"Sharia was and will always be my first and final project and objective," Shater was quoted on Wednesday as telling a meeting of the Religious Association for Rights and Reform - a group of which he is a member, along with figures who belong to the hard-line Salafi school of Islam.

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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2012, 09:29:39 pm »

Israel's Key Energy Provider, Egypt, Cuts Off All Natural Gas Supplies
22 April 2012, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/israels-key-energy-provider-egypt-cuts-all-gas-supplies

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Egypt just announced that it is cutting off its natural gas supplies to Israel, which just so happens relies on Egypt for 40% of its energy needs.

UPDATE 2-Egypt cancels gas deal with Israel
22 April 2012, by Ari Rabinovitch - Jerusalem (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/22/israel-egypt-gas-idUSL5E8FM2XZ20120422

* Israel relies on Egypt for 40 percent of gas supply

* Egyptian denies decision is political
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« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2012, 12:28:11 pm »

http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=267112


Egyptians terminate gas flow to Israel

By OREN KESSLER AND HERB KEINON
22/04/2012

Israeli leaders say move endangers peace treaty; Egyptian military official: supply halted because of payment dispute.

Egypt on Sunday terminated a long-term gas deal with Israel, a stakeholder said, prompting Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to express “deep concern” over what he described as a move diminishing the peace treaty between the two countries.

Neither the Foreign Ministry nor the Prime Minister’s Office had any comment on the report, with one ministry official saying that the relevant authorities were “looking into” the matter.

“We have no information that the contract has been nullified,” one Foreign Ministry official said.

The official added that if the report was indeed true it would be a “grave development” with ramifications on the normalization of ties between the two countries under the 1979 peace treaty. But, the official added, this was not an agreement between governments, but rather between private companies and the Egyptian government.

Steinitz said he viewed with “deep concern the unilateral Egyptian announcement over terminating the gas deal with Israel, both because of its diplomatic and economic aspects. This is a dangerous precedent that diminishes the peace treaty” between the neighboring countries.

Opposition head Shaul Mofaz said that the move puts the ties between the two countries at their lowest since the peace treaty was signed.

According to Israel Radio, Mofaz said this was a “blatant infringement of the peace treaty.” This step, he said, necessitated a reaction from the US, which was the guarantor of the Camp David Accords.

However, diplomatic officials in Jerusalem said after speaking with their counterparts in Egypt Sunday night that the issue was part of a commercial dispute between private companies and Egyptian government corporations that is presently being adjudicated abroad.

The officials said that this had nothing to do with the status of Egyptian-Israeli diplomatic relations. A senior Egyptian military official was quoted as saying on Egyptian television that the gas deal was not nullified, but rather halted because of a business dispute regarding the transfer of payment.

The developments came after a string of crossborder pipeline attacks in the 14 months since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster last February.

Ampal-American Israel Corporation – a partner in the East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), which operates the pipeline – said the Egyptian government had notified it that the deal would be discontinued.

EMG said in a statement that it “considers the termination attempt unlawful and in bad faith, and consequently demanded its withdrawal,” and that Ampal and EMG’s other international shareholders were “considering their options and legal remedies as well as approaching the various governments.”

Ampal holds 12.5 percent of shares in EMG, which since 2008 has carried gas from El-Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula to Ashkelon. Gas flow has been cut off since April 9, when perpetrators attacked the pipeline for the 14th time since the start of the anti- Mubarak uprising.

Before the sabotage, Egypt supplied about 40% of Israel’s natural gas, which is the country’s main energy source. Ampal and two other companies have sought $8 billion in damages from Egypt for not safeguarding their investment.

Officials have warned that Israel may be at risk of facing summer power outages due to energy shortages. Electricity prices in Israel have risen 20% since the attacks began.

The 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty stipulates that normal economic relations between the two countries will include the normal commercial sale of oil, later changed to natural gas, from Egypt to Israel.

A natural gas deal was not signed until 2005, and the $460-million pipeline was inaugurated four years later.

That agreement has long been condemned by Egyptians, both out of widespread opposition to normalization with Israel and because of claims Jerusalem was receiving the gas for below-market prices.

Earlier on Sunday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman posted on his Twitter account a link to a Ma’ariv story quoting him as telling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a recent meeting that the situation in Egypt was more disconcerting for Israel than the situation with Iran.

According to the report that appeared Sunday, Liberman said that in light of the developments in Egypt – which include the introduction of Egyptian forces into Sinai to try to regain control there – the IDF needed to rebuild and significantly increase the southern command.

Liberman said that the Egyptian forces, which Israel agreed Cairo could move into Sinai, have proven ineffective in fighting terrorism there.

The foreign minister was quoted as saying that it was conceivable that following the presidential elections in Egypt, Cairo would in a significant way renege on the peace agreement and move a considerable number of troops into Sinai.

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http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-brotherhood-says-army-plans-cabinet-reshuffle-023603852.html

4/29/12

Egypt's Brotherhood says army plans cabinet reshuffle

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Sunday the ruling generals planned to reshuffle the government in an apparent attempt to defuse a political feud overshadowing a presidential election campaign that gets under way on Monday.
 
The Brotherhood has pushed for more say in the government for months since sweeping to a dominant role in parliament in an election marathon that ended in February this year.
 
Essam el-Erian, a senior Brotherhood lawmaker, told Reuters the generals would initiate talks over the reshuffle but army officials did not immediately confirm any plans to do so.
 
Reports that the head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, would revamp the government were also splashed across the Brotherhood's website late on Sunday.

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http://news.yahoo.com/clash-between-egypts-islamists-military-grows-160025994.html

4/29/12

Clash between Egypt's Islamists, military grows

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament said Sunday it was suspending sessions for a week to protest the ruling military's failure to heed repeated calls for the dismissal of the government.

Anger against the country's military rulers also spilled into the streets where a protester was killed late Saturday in a demonstration outside the Ministry of Defense. Protesters clashed for three hours with unidentified assailants supporting the military, throwing rocks, firebombs and glass bottles.

The parliament seated three months ago has been demanding it be allowed to form a Cabinet to replace the one appointed by the country's military rulers late last year. That Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, a holdover from the era of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in a popular uprising 14 months ago.

Parliament Speaker Saad el-Katatni of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood announced the suspension after lawmakers spoke in a televised session against el-Ganzouri's government and the ruling generals.

"It is my responsibility as speaker of the People's Assembly (parliament) to safeguard the chamber's dignity and that of its members. There must be a solution to this crisis," el-Katatni told lawmakers before he adjourned the session until May 6.

The legislature's move is likely to fuel tensions between the generals and the Brotherhood, which controls just under half the seats in parliament. It also brings into focus the ambiguity of parliament's actual powers at a time when the ruling generals enjoy near absolute executive powers.

The Brotherhood and the military are already at odds over what was widely seen as an attempt by the Brotherhood-led Islamists in parliament to dominate a 100-member panel that was to draft a new constitution.

A court disbanded the panel and consultations are under way between political parties and the ruling generals over the composition of a new panel.

Egypt's military ruler, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, has hinted in several public comments in recent weeks that the powerful military would not allow the Brotherhood to dominate the country, a response to what is widely seen as the group's hunger for power after 60 years operating illegally and subject to government crackdowns.

The credibility of the Brotherhood was dented when it announced it was fielding a candidate in presidential elections, reversing an earlier decision to stay out of the May 23-24 race. An expected runoff will be held on June 16-17 and a winner will be announced on June 21. The military has promised to hand over power by July 1.

El-Ganzouri, who is in his late 70s, served as prime minister during the 1990s under Mubarak.

Saturday night's clashes took place when the unidentified assailants set upon the protesters.

Neither army troops or police attempted to stop the street battle, witnesses said. They also reported hearing gunshots.

Many of those outside the Defense Ministry were supporters of an ultraconservative Islamist angered by his disqualification from running in next month's presidential election. Hazem Salah Abu Ismail was thrown out of the race because officials ruled his late mother had dual Egyptian-U.S. citizenship in violation of eligibility rules.

Security officials said the dead protester was one of Abu Ismail's supporters. There was no official confirmation of the protester's death, or information about how he died. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Demonstrations in Egypt have frequently been attacked by unidentified assailants, particularly protests which are near or outside the Defense Ministry.

Rights and pro-democracy activists have blamed the attacks on undercover police, petty criminals on the police payroll, plainclothes army soldiers or supporters of the ousted Mubarak regime.

Mubarak-era generals took over the reins of power when their patron stepped down in February last year. Opposition to their rule has built up after they were blamed for killing protesters, jailing critics and putting at least 10,000 civilians on trial before military tribunals.

They have also launched a systematic campaign to undermine the youth groups credited with Mubarak's stunning ouster, using the state media to portray them as irresponsible and linked to foreign powers.

"Crushing peaceful demonstrations, whether we agree with them or not, is a continuation of a regime that has not been removed yet," Egypt's top reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei wrote in his Twitter account. "Will we this time see those involved in violence brought to account whether they from inside or outside the regime?"
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« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2012, 04:10:38 pm »

Muslim Brotherhood Rally Egypt: We'll March on Jerusalem



A good indicator of where Egyptian foreign policy is headed....30 years ago the Camp David Accords were signed by Egypt and Israel, and at the time were popular in Egypt.

The understanding of the accords was that after Egyptian/Israeli peace was achieved a just resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict would be achieved imminently...that never happened...and now we're here
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« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2012, 01:05:25 pm »

Looks like Jesuit-infiltration here as well...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/21/911-truther-leading-egyptian-presidential-race/

An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows.

Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings Institution.

Mr. Abolfotoh expressed his views on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an interview last year with Egypt scholar Eric Trager.

Mr. Trager, now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, quoted Mr. Abolfotoh as saying:

“It was too big an operation …. They [the United States] didn’t bring this crime before the U.S. justice system until now. Why? Because it’s part of a conspiracy.”

Egyptians will vote Wednesday and Thursday in their first presidential election since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak last year. If none of the candidates wins a majority, the two top vote-getters will compete in a runoff next month.

A ‘liberal Islamist’?

The 61-year-old Mr. Abolfotoh, who left the Brotherhood last year, has been dubbed a “liberal Islamist” by some reporters partly because he said he believes that a Christian should be able to run for president - a view that put him at odds with the Brotherhood’s leadership.

In a recent Egyptian television interview, Mr. Abolfotoh qualified that position. He said that, while parties are free to nominate whomever they want, Egypt “cannot have a president who does not have an Islamist orientation.”

The Washington Institute’s Mr. Trager said that “the notion that Abolfotoh is some kind of progressive is farcical.”

“He is a longtime Muslim Brother, a founder of the Islamist student movements of the 1970s, and somebody who still calls for implementing the Shariah,” he said. “His falling out with the Brotherhood was over differences regarding strategy and internal administration, not ideology.”

Mr. Abolfotoh has been endorsed by al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, a jihadist group the State Department designated as a terrorist organization.

“Given that he was endorsed by a terrorist organization and has called the peace treaty with Israel a national-security threat, it is highly unlikely that Egypt’s foreign-policy will remain friendly to U.S. interests if he’s elected,” Mr. Trager added.

Mr. Abolfotoh’s candidacy has seen several lucky breaks lately.

First was the disqualification last month of hardline preacher Hazem Abu Ismail from the race. The Salafist Nour Party, which had backed Mr. Abu Ismail, later threw its support to Mr. Abolfotoh.

In addition, the disqualification of the initial Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Khairat al-Shater, and his replacement with a less charismatic candidate, Mohammed Mursi, has caused a swing of Muslim Brotherhood support to Mr. Abolfotoh. Mr. Mursi, 60, was favored by only 8 percent of those polled in the May 4-10 Brookings survey of 773 Egyptian voters.

Closest rival

Mr. Abolfotoh’s closest rival in the presidential race appears to be Amr Moussa, a secular former foreign minister and Arab League chief. Mr. Moussa, 76, drew 28 percent support in the survey.

Mr. Moussa has repeatedly said that Egypt cannot afford “an experiment” in Islamist democracy, while Mr. Abolfotoh has blasted Mr. Moussa and another leading candidate, former Air Force commander Ahmed Shafiq, for their ties to the fallen regime. Mr. Shafiq, 70, received 14 percent support in the poll.

Mr. Abolfotoh and Mr. Moussa squared off recently in a four-hour televised debate that featured several sharp exchanges.

At one point, Mr. Abolfotoh called Israel “an enemy” and pressed Mr. Moussa to do the same. Mr. Moussa demurred, saying that Egypt’s next president should “not push it along with slogans towards a confrontation we may not be ready for.”

The winner of the election will have a large effect on the direction of the revolution that toppled Mr. Mubarak. The outcome could have far-reaching consequences in particular for the country’s besieged Christian minority, for Egyptian-Israeli relations and for the role of religion in public life.

Islamists so far have capitalized on the disorganization of liberal parties, winning two-thirds of the vote in the parliamentary elections.

The Brookings poll also shows that 66 percent of Egyptians support making Islamic law the basis of Egyptian law. But, in response to another question, 83 percent of Egyptians said they prefer applying Shariah in “spirit,” adapted to modern times.

Asked to pick a model for Egypt among six Muslim countries - Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, and Tunisia - 54 percent of those surveyed chose Turkey and 32 percent chose Saudi Arabia.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also emerged as a favorite in the poll, with 63 percent of Egyptians naming him as the non-Egyptian world leader they admire most.

“Abolfotoh has said that he wants to be the Erdogan of Egypt, and I think that U.S. relations with Turkey may be a good example of what we could expect,” noted Stephen McInerney, executive director of the Project on Middle East Democracy.

“Turkey remains an important ally with whom the U.S. cooperates on a variety of shared interests. But on the surface, there is more tension between the two due to Erdogan’s inflammatory populist rhetoric and positions.”
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http://news.yahoo.com/brotherhood-mubaraks-last-pm-seen-egypt-run-off-061315464.html

5/25/12

Egypt to pick Islamist or military man as president

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood said on Friday its candidate in Egypt's first free presidential vote would fight a run-off next month with ex-air force chief Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.
 
This week's first-round vote has polarised Egyptians between those determined to avoid handing the presidency back to a man from Mubarak's era and those fearing an Islamist monopoly of ruling institutions. The run-off will be held on June 16 and 17.
 
The election marks a crucial step in a messy and often bloody transition to democracy, overseen by a military council that has pledged to hand power to a new president by July 1.
 
The second round threatens further turbulence. Opponents of Shafiq have vowed to take to the streets if he is elected.

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5/25/12

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is callling on losing presidential candidates and political groups to take part in a dialogue aimed at "salvaging the nation" ahead of a tight presidential runoff between the group's candidate and a former regime official.

Preliminary results indicate Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi will face off against Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a June 16-17 runoff vote.

Senior Brotherhood official Essam el-Erian said Friday that Morsi is calling on other presidential candidates, national personalities and groups that supported last year's uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak to consult on how to "save the nation and the revolution."

The call is an attempt by the Brotherhood to broaden their support ahead of what is expected to be a difficult runoff against Shafiq.
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5/26/12


CAIRO (AP) — The two surviving candidates in Egypt's presidential election appealed Saturday for support from voters who rejected them as polarizing extremists in the first round even as they faced a new challenge from the third runner-up who contested the preliminary results.

Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq vowed he won't revive the old authoritarian regime as he sought to cast off his image as an anti-revolution figure, while the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Morsi reached out to those fearful of hardline Islamic rule and the rise of a religious state.

Many votes are up for grab, but the two candidates will have a tough battle wooing the middle ground voters amid calls from activists for a boycott of the divisive vote.

Adding to the uncertainty, Hamdeen Sabahi called for a partial vote recount, citing violations that he claimed could change the outcome, a prospect that may further enflame an already explosive race. Sabahi, a socialist and a champion of the poor, came in third by a margin of some 700,000 votes, leaving him out of the next round to be held on June 16-17.

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« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2012, 11:11:31 pm »

It is all doom and gloom for the Egyptian pro-democracy activists who strove in last year's January Revolution to bring an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30-year authoritarian rule.

A sombre mood hung over many Friday evening after learning that neither liberal ex-Muslim Brotherhood figure, Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, nor leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabbahi, made it to the final run-off round of this historic presidential election.

Rubbing salt into the wound, the Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq, who served as prime minister in Mubarak's final days in power, came first and second, respectively, following two days of voting which kept millions of Egyptians holding their breath.

As expected, the first round of the election had failed to provide a clear winner (who would have needed at least 50+1% of the vote) producing instead the two front runners who will runoff in elections for Egypt's first post-revolutionary president.

"I'm dejected, I want to leave the country," Amer El-Wakil, senior coordinator of the Egyptian Revolutionary Alliance, told Ahram's Arabic-language portal in a phone interview before bursting into tears.

"Why should I stay here? Who should I vote for? Who should I support? I can see now in front of me the image of the revolution martyrs who were killed on the 28th of January [one of the most bloody crackdowns against protesters in 2011]."

"I don't know what those people [who voted for Shafiq and Mursi] want. Do they want us to commit suicide? If we take to the streets they will accuse us of rebelling against democracy," he added.

Shafiq is a staunch opponent of the youth activists, who played a key role in driving him out from office through incessant street protests in March 2011. They believe he will follow in the footsteps of Mubarak if he is elected president.

On Mursi, revolutionaries cannot really tell whether he is friend or foe. The Brotherhood fought with Tahrir protesters side by side during the 18-day uprising but the honeymoon was soon over.

The revolutionaries accused the Brotherhood, long oppressed under Mubarak, of abandoning them and "betraying the revolution."

Many revolutionaries and intellectuals speculate that the Brotherhood had a quid pro quo deal with Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and therefore, the Brotherhood didn't participate alongside revolutionaries in any of the protests after the ouster of Mubarak on 11 February, 2011.

The revolutionaries fought on, determined to achieve the aims of the January 25 Revolution, fought under the banner of "bread, freedom and social justice." They were convinced SCAF was bent on subverting their revolution while restoring Mubarak's regime in some form or another. In most of the ongoing protests that often brought hundreds of thousands back on the streets, the Brotherhood was conspicuously absent, joining SCAF in condemning the protests, often using almost identical discourse to that of SCAF and the Mubarak regime.

Many within the revolutionary camp are also deeply worried the Brotherhood may attempt to implement sharia (Islamic) law, curb freedoms and monopolise power.

Self-blame

The revolutionaries found it hard to explain what went wrong, but blamed themselves for failing to stand by a sole candidate in a tough battle that eventually defied many expectations and predictions.

Initially, many seemed to prefer Abul-Fotouh, widely seen as a moderate Islamist who was excluded by the Brotherhood for failing to stick to the organisation's earlier pledge not to field a candidate in the presidential elections.

However, leftist Sabbahi, who's been a die-hard Mubarak critic during the past three decades, emerged as a genuine contender, almost out of the blue, in the last few weeks before the elections.

Finishing third behind Mursi and Shafiq, Sabbahi outshone Abul-Fotouh to prove the dark horse of the elections.

"It is not the peoples' problem that candidates not associated with the old regime split their votes," said famed Egyptian activist, Wael Ghoneim, founder of a Facebook page that played a large role in helping trigger the January 2011 revolution that toppled Mubarak.

"We should blame Sabbahi and Abul-Fotouh because both of them failed to correctly assess and estimate the current political situation. Each one of them opted to continue the presidential race alone."

Nesma Youssef, a member in Abul-Fotouh's campaign, lashed out at both her favourite candidate and Sabbahi right after being let down by the vote's early indications, which showed that Mursi and Shafiq had the upper hand.

"I didn't sleep until 4am," she said. "How did Shafiq get all these votes? Really, how? I am extremely depressed. I will pray that Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abul-Fotouh will be cursed for leaving us to choose between Shafiq and Mursi in the runoffs.

"One of them should have stepped down for the other, just like Abdallah El-Ashaal helped Mursi in polling stations. We wouldn’t have lost. I am in shock."

Mursi support?

The pro-democracy activists will probably have to mull over the run off when they finish licking their wounds. A heated debate has already started over whether they should support Mursi against bitter foe Shafiq.

Mursi is expected to face stiff competition from Shafiq if he is to become the new president and hand the Brotherhood more power after they swept the parliamentary elections earlier this year.

According to analysts, Mursi will need to garner many of the votes that went towards Sabbahi and Abul-Fotouh to avoid being defeated at the hands of the former aviation minister (Shafiq), who is backed by the state and has a strong appeal to a section of the public yearning for a return to order and stability.

In an apparent attempt to win over youth activists, the Brotherhood hinted that they might take on Abul-Fotouh or Sabbahi as vice president if Mursi wins the runoff, scheduled to take place on 16 and 17 June.

"There are relentless efforts to restore the Mubarak regime, but the people and the revolutionaries will not allow them to do so," the Brotherhood said on its Twitter account.

"Our goal is to create a united national front representing all stakeholders to stop Shafiq."

Renowned writers Alaa El-Aswani and Belal Fadl, the first a prominent supporter of Sabbahi and the second of Abul-Fotouh, revealed they would vote for Mursi "to save the revolution."

Rights lawyer Gamal Eid, director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), admitted that he does not trust the Brotherhood but would still vote for them in the runoff.

"The Brotherhood may either suppress us or be fair, but I'm sure Shafiq would cleanse the country of the revolution and take revenge against the youth," he said in alarm.

Many revolutionaries, however, remained either undecided or opted for boycotting the runoff election altogether. Nawara Negm, one of the country's most prominent revolutionary bloggers tweeted: "The Muslim Brotherhood are liars and the Military are treacherous, and thus we are boycotting, boycotting. Down with the rule of the Military and the Brotherhood."



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« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2012, 11:26:14 am »

Violence flares after Egypt election results

5/28/12

CAIRO (AP) — A mob set fire late Monday to the campaign headquarters of one of the two Egyptian presidential politicians facing each other in a runoff that will decide a new leader after last year's popular uprising, the first sign of unrest after the voting yielded divisive candidates.
 
The attack on Ahmed Shafiq's office came just hours after the country's election commission announced that he would face the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, in a June 16-17 runoff.
 
The second round pitting Shafiq, who was ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, against Morsi, backed by the country's most powerful Islamist movement, is a nightmare scenario for the thousands of Egyptians who took to the streets last year to demand regime change, freedom and social equality.
 
Many of the so-called revolutionaries say they want neither a return to the old regime nor religious rule.

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« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2012, 11:45:53 am »

Mubarak gets life in prison after being found guilty of conspiring to kill protesters

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CAIRO –  Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year. The ousted president and his sons were acquitted, however, of corruption charges in a mixed verdict that swiftly provoked a new wave of anger on Egypt's streets.
 
Calls have gone out for a massive protest at Tahrir Square, the heart of the uprising, at 5 p.m.
 
After the sentencing, the 84-year old Mubarak suffered a "health crisis" while on a helicopter flight to a Cairo prison hospital, according to security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. One state media report said it was a heart attack, but that could not immediately be confirmed.
 
The officials said Mubarak cried in protest and resisted leaving the helicopter that took him to a prison hospital for the first time since he was detained in April 2011. Mubarak stayed at a regular hospital in his favorite Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh from his arrest until his trial began in on Aug. 3. The officials said he insisted on the helicopter that he be flown to the military hospital on the eastern outskirts of Cairo where he has stayed during the trial.

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« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2012, 09:25:21 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-security-officials-mubaraks-health-deteriorates-further-defibrillator-122808504.html

Egyptian security officials say Mubarak's health deteriorates further, defibrillator used.
By Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Press | Associated Press – 1 hr 55 mins ago.

CAIRO - Egyptian security officials say the health of ousted President Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated further, with doctors having to use a defibrillator twice and feed him liquids intravenously.

The officials said Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were by his side at the intensive care ward of Torah prison hospital south of Cairo where the 84-year-old former president is serving a life sentence.

The officials, who are at Torah, did not say whether the defibrillator was used because Mubarak's heart stopped or to remedy irregular heartbeats. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
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« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2012, 04:30:01 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-islamists-draft-code-boost-islamic-banks-174643012--sector.html

6/11/12

Egypt Islamists draft code to boost Islamic banks

CAIRO (Reuters) - The political party of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which has the biggest bloc in parliament, is proposing changes to the banking law with the goal of boosting the market share of Islamic banks to 35 percent in five years from 5 percent now, a party member said.
 
Ahmed al-Najjar, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party's economic committee, told Reuters that the proposals envisaged a new Islamic banking section being added to the law, which now has no specific regulations covering Islamic banks.
 
Draft amendments to the law have been presented to parliament but no date has been set to discuss them, he said.
 
Bankers say last year's revolt which toppled President Hosni Mubarak, whose regime neglected or discouraged Islamic finance for ideological reasons, has cleared the way for growth of Islamic finance in the Arab world's most populous nation.

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Egypt's court says parliament is dissolved

6/14/12

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest court on Thursday ordered the country's Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a third of the legislature was elected illegally. As a result, it says in its explanation of the ruling, "the makeup of the entire chamber is illegal and, consequently, it does not legally stand."

The explanation was carried by Egypt's official news agency and confirmed to The Associated Press by one of the court's judges, Maher Sami Youssef. The ruling means that new elections for the entire parliament will have to be held.

The law governing the parliamentary elections, held over a three-month period starting in November, was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court because it breached the principle of equality when it allowed party members to contest a third of seats set aside for independents. The remaining two thirds were contested by party slates.

In a separate ruling, the court said Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, could stay in the presidential race, rejecting a law passed by parliament last month that barred prominent figures from the old regime from running for office.

Shafiq will go head-to-head on Saturday and Sunday in a runoff against Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's strongest political group.

The ruling said the legislation was not based on "objective grounds" and "constitutes a violation of the principle of equality," leading to discrimination on "illogical grounds."

The Brotherhood stands to lose the most by the rulings since it controls just under half of all seats in the legislature and is likely not to do as well in the next election. Its popularity has declined since the legislative election over its failure to translate its parliamentary domination into real political power and its perception as a power hungry group more preoccupied with its own interests than national ones.
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« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2012, 09:45:16 am »

http://www.standupamericaus.org/middle-east-iran/diana-west-jerusalem-to-be-the-capital-of-what/

Diana West: Jerusalem to Be the Capital of … What?

June 11, 2012

If Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood candidate for president Mohammed Mursi (right) wins, Egypt’s capital moves from Cairo to Jerusalem. So stated a leading Islamic leader, Safwat Hagazy, during a recent campaign rally as Mursi and MB head honcho Mohammed Badei looked on.
 
Outrageous? Fantastic? Not in Muslimworld. As crack Islamic law expert Stephen Coughlin pointed out to me today, the 2008 charter of the Organization of the Islamic conference similarly calls for OIC’s “permanent headquarters” to be moved to Jerusalem after the city’s “liberation.”

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Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid

[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET] Egypt's highest court on Thursday declared the parliament invalid, and the country's interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.

The Supreme Constitutional Court also ruled that a former member of President Hosni Mubarak's regime may run in a presidential election runoff this weekend.

The ruling on parliament means that it must be dissolved, state TV reported. An Egyptian constitutional law expert told CNN that following the court's decision, a political decision will be made about what steps to take next.

Parliament had been in session for just over four months.

The court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in control of the country since Mubarak's ouster, announced that it now has full legislative power and will announce a 100-person assembly that will write the country's new constitution. The court's rulings come a day after Egypt's military-led government imposed a de facto martial law, extending the arrest powers of security forces.

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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2012, 05:09:17 pm »

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Egypt elections: After court ruling, the real concern is not the Muslim Brotherhood

6/15/12
Egypt’s presidential runoff election on Saturday and Sunday was supposed to be democratic. But that’s in doubt now that the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court, comprised of judges appointed by ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, pulled a soft coup on Thursday.

The court dissolved the newly elected parliament, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, placing power solely in the hands of interim military rulers who appear to be paving the way for a return to the pre-revolution days of the old guard.

The military leaders obviously fear the ascendency of Islamist politics and their own demise. But their latest move, including the introduction of marital law in advance of the court’s ruling, has exposed to democracy-hungry Egyptians where the greater concern should lie – with a win this weekend for Ahmed Shafiq, the former prime minister under Mr. Mubarak.

In two days of voting this weekend, Mr. Shafiq, a former leader of Egypt’s air force, faces off against Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, an engineer by training who once worked for NASA in the United States. Both Shafiq and Mr. Morsi won roughly 25 percent of the vote in the first round of elections in May.

Since then, though, fear factories have spun out of control claiming that the “painful” second-round choice would hardly bear the fruit of last year’s revolution. Many believe the election is between two extremes: a throwback to the era of Mubarak or a drastic shift in the direction of a strictly religious state.

Now, with this latest political ruse on the part of military loyalists, one of those scenarios looks certain: A vote for Shafiq is a vote for the strong-arm politics that have longed plagued Cairo’s halls of power and typified the rule of its imprisoned former leader. Certainly Shafiq owes a political debt to his military colleagues in power and to the court, which also upheld the legality of his candidacy in its ruling.

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« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2012, 04:58:29 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/former-egyptian-president-hosni-mubarak-dies-212544424.html

6/19/12


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead, according to reports. He was 84.
 
"Former president Hosni Mubarak has clinically died following his arrival at Maadi military hospital on Tuesday evening,"
 Egyptian news agency MENA said, quoting medical sources.
 
"Mubarak's heart stopped beating and was subjected to a defibrillator several times but did not respond."
 
Mubarak ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, steering the nation through the turmoil that swept a Middle East buffeted by wars, terrorism and religious extremism. But the war hero and savior of his country died as a criminal convicted for his role in the deaths of those fighting to oust him.
 
Mubarak's health had been failing since he was sentenced to life in prison on June 2, after he was convicted of failing to prevent the killing of protesters in a February 2011 uprising against his rule.

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