Skip to comments.Islamist voted speaker of Egypt's upper house
Posted on 02/28/2012 11:32:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
Egypt's newly elected upper house of parliament picked an Islamist as its speaker on Tuesday, consolidating control by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party over the two legislative chambers.
The election of pharmacology professor Ahmed Fahmy as speaker of the Shura Council came during the chamber's inaugural session. Saad el-Katatni, like Fahmy a member of the Freedom and Justice Party, was elected speaker of the more powerful lower house, or People's Assembly, on Jan. 23.
The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's oldest and most powerful Islamic organization. Its Freedom and Justice Party members hold just under half of all seats in the 508-seat lower house and 106 of the Shura Council's 180 elected seats. An additional 90 lawmakers are due to be appointed by the ruling generals who took over power when Egypt's longtime authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak was ousted after a popular uprising a year ago.
Liberal and secular activists who spearheaded the mass demonstrations that toppled Mubarak last February fared poorly in the election for the Shura Council, repeating their failure in voting for the People's Assembly.
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This is the outcome our administration expected/wanted.
Silly question, doncha know...
We needed to remove all the evil dictators to pave the way for the
terrorist democratic Muslim Brotherhood, whose organization, praise be Allah, has transformed itself into a useful tool of the Obama administration---or, is it the other way around. I am so confused.
“God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations.”
No offense, but try to use the word “Allah” in that context of quoting the MB’s credo. I’ve read the Rodwell translation of the Koran (which uses “God”), and compared to the Bible, the Koran’s Allah is not the same being.
My prediction...once the gooners gain control of the military in Egypt, they will shut down the Suez canal and attack Israel!
Allah did not die on the cross for us.
We know what they mean.