Tagged: Muslim Brotherhood

‘Al-Qaradawi Fatwa forbids voting on Future Egyptian President’, Middle East Online (UK), 12th May 2014

Al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian Islamic scholar and presenter of the al-Jazeera programme ‘Shariah and Life‘ has recently emerged into the public sphere and issued a fatwa against participating in the Egyptian presidential elections which are due to occur on the 26-27 May. This is the latest occurrence in the regional diplomatic dispute over Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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‘First Saudi list of terrorist organizations includes Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Nusra Front and ISIS,’ BBC Arabic (London), 7 March 2014

Saudi Arabia has released its first ever list of terrorist organizations, which includes both domestic and external groups. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and the Al-Nusra Front, who are both fighting in Syria, were included in the list, as was the Muslim Brotherhood, a decision which garnered praise from the current Egyptian government. The Saudi Interior Ministry also set a 15-day deadline for Saudi nationals fighting abroad to return to the Gulf kingdom, or face consequences ranging from 3-20 years in prison. Continue reading

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government planned on fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but were saved from that fate by the June 30th revolution. He is also calling for rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, especially as tensions between the US and Iran are calming. Continue reading

“Russian reports: America plans to create Egyptian civil war” al-Bayan (Lebanon), 31/01/14

Russian media websites have revealed a secret United States report including a plan involving President Barack Obama to infiltrate the Egyptian Army and cause a civil war, eventually leading to the toppling of Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Sisi from power. Continue reading

‘Security sources to “al-Shorouk”: Some Squares will be Closed Including Tahrir in Anticipation of Protests by Brotherhood Supporters’, al-Shorouk (Egypt), 11th January 2014

Egypt continues it’s crackdown and enforcement of the anti-protest law, which was signed into legislation in November, as the Brotherhood and other groups battle to maintain ‘a public space’ under al-Sisi.

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‘Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser: The vote of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s family is with Field Marshal al-Sisi in the presidential elections,’ el-Balad (Egypt), 9 February 2014

The son of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser says that Nasser’s family were among the first to call for General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser says that the family wants a president backed by the people, as opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, who seemed to be out for revenge. Continue reading

‘Al-Jazeera’ forbids the broadcasting of the match between Chelsea and New Castle stubbornly resisting Egyptians’, al-Bawaba Niewz (Egypt), 8th February 2014

Egyptians are annoyed after al-Jazeera refused to broadcast the Chelsea-New Castle Game today. A further manifestation of the political tension between Egypt and Qatar following the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood regime.

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‘Interior Minister: Armed Clashes between Brotherhood and residents of Ain Shams’, al-Masri al-Youm (Egypt), 31st January 2014

A proliferation of small arms can be seen in recent clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members and local residents across Egypt. This incident in Ain Shams, Cairo, involved automatic weapons and bird-shot. The article does not note that some of the Brotherhood are likely to have been residents of the area.

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‘Clarification from the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria about purported presence of a representative in the Geneva II Conference’ Muslim Brotherhood (Syria), 22 January 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood has denied reports that they sent a delegate to the Geneva II conference on Syria.

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‘In pictures: Hundreds of young men and women march in “Free Peoples” movement in Talaat Harb Square,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 22 January 2014

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo on Wednesday night, to express their negative feelings towards both the Muslim Brotherhood and the current regime.

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