Monday, February 21, 2011

Egypt's Muslims Decide to Start a Political Party; New Party Is Designed to Provide a Better Future

The RIA Novosti (Russian) website reports today (February 21, 2011) that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement has decided to establish a political party.

Mohammed Badie, a senior member of the movement, today said, "The establishment of this party answers the aspirations of the Egyptian people for a better future."

The structure and leadership of the party -- expected to be called the Freedom and Justice Party -- will be announced soon, Badie added.

The Muslim Brotherhood movement -- founded in 1928 and banned in 1954 -- was outlawed in Egypt by Hosni Mubarak, who resigned as Egyptian president on February 11, after 18 days of large-scale anti-government protests.

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