Muslim Brotherhood, The
November 2012: "The battles that raged on Friday — over power, legitimacy and the mantle of the revolution — posed a sharp challenge not only to Mr. Morsi but also to his opponents, members of secular, leftist and liberal groups whose crippling divisions have stifled their agenda and left them unable to confront the more popular Islamist movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood."http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/world/middleeast/amid-protest-egypts-leader-defends-his-new-powers.html
November 2007: "the [Jordanian--Ed.] Muslim Brotherhood’s party has done little to temper fears spurred by the Gaza takeover. A former secretary general of the Islamic Action Front, Hamza Mansour, is running a firebrand campaign with language almost identical to that of Hamas."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/world/middleeast/11jordan.html
December 2005: The Muslim Brotherhood surpassed the 6 percent threshold, but its winning candidates ran as independents because the Brotherhood is outlawed and not a recognized political party. Independents can run only if they are approved by councils dominated by Mubarak's party.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/24/AR2005122400837.html
December 2005: "The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned from political activity since 1954, after two decades of tumultuous activity that included the assassination of its enemies. The group renounced violence under Mubarak's predecessor, Anwar Sadat. In March 2004, the Brotherhood issued a list of reform initiatives that committed the group to a parliamentary and democratic course. Now its leadership insists it is prepared to play by democratic rules, although many of its members insist that Islamic law should supersede national legislation."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/07/AR2005120702611.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member (past or present) President Mohamed Morsi Person Nov 24, 2012
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 23, 2012 Clashes Break Out After Morsi Seizes New Power in Egypt
QUOTE: Protests erupted across Egypt on Friday, as opponents of President Mohamed Morsi clashed with his supporters over a presidential edict that gave him unchecked authority and polarized an already divided nation while raising a specter, the president’s critics charged, of a return to autocracy.
New York Times Mar 05, 2011 Women Fight to Maintain Their Role in the Building of a New Egypt
QUOTE: The challenge now, activists here say, is to make sure that women maintain their involvement as the nation lurches forward, so that their contribution to the revolution is not forgotten... It is an indication of the place of women here that Ms. Hassan was referring to the need for political gains and true equality, rather than some more basic rights denied to women in parts of the Arab world.
New York Times Jul 23, 2009 How to stay in charge: A special report on the Arab world
QUOTE: director of the Almishkat Centre for Research and Training in Cairo, Mr Fergany is no less furious with the Arab regimes, which he accuses of doing everything in their power to obstruct democracy and social justice. In most Arab countries, he says, the political order is oppressive and democracy a sham, a hollow system incapable of accommodating the vitality of the people.
Economist Nov 11, 2007 Jordan, Fearing Islamists, Tightens Grip on Elections
QUOTE: As a result, the government has dropped plans to change its byzantine electoral law, prohibited some critics from seeking office and threatened to bar independent observers from the polls. And, with less than two weeks before the Nov. 20 vote, opposition candidates are accusing the government of rampant voter fraud.
New York Times May 19, 2006 Egypt, Defying West, Jails Hundreds at Rally
QUOTE: Egyptian security forces beat and arrested hundreds of demonstrators on Thursday, its leaders holding firm in a drive to silence protests and reassert the power of the state in the face of criticism from the United States and the European Union.
New York Times Dec 25, 2005 Egypt Jails Opposition Leader for 5 Years: Rights Groups Denounce Nour's Forgery Conviction as Politically Motivated
QUOTE: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Ayman Nour, the lawyer and politician who challenged President Hosni Mubarak at the polls, to five years in prison on charges of forging petitions. Supporters and human rights groups denounced the conviction as an outrage.
Washington Post Dec 08, 2005 Police Attack Voters During Last Day of Egypt Election
QUOTE: Clashes between riot police and irate voters broke out in several towns that were strongholds of opposition to President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party. Police have increasingly intervened in the parliamentary vote, which was spread out over almost four weeks when it became clear that candidates representing the formally outlawed Muslim Brotherhood would win a significant number of the contested seats.
Washington Post Jun 11, 2004 Saudi Acquitted of Internet Terror: Defense Hails Verdict on Islamic Sites as Victory for Free Speech
QUOTE: An Idaho jury yesterday rejected the federal government's case against a Saudi doctoral student accused of aiding terrorists by running an Internet network that sought to raise money and recruit fighters for holy war abroad.
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