Skip to comments.Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to field presidential candidate (Obama give Al Qaeda their own country)
Posted on 04/01/2012 12:46:03 PM PDT by tobyhill
The political arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to run one of its leaders in the country's presidential elections in May, reversing an earlier pledge to stay out of the race.
The once-banned Islamist movement will be represented by Khairat al-Shater, a longtime financial backer, the Brotherhood announced over the weekend. Al-Shater has resigned from his post as deputy chairman to join the already-crowded field of presidential candidates, group said.
The jail terms he served under ex-Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak had been an obstacle that would have kept him off the ballot. But the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took power after the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak, pardoned him Sunday, his lawyer, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsood, told CNN.
The Muslim Brotherhood has pledged repeatedly that it would not field a presidential candidate. But candidates from its political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, won the largest share of seats in Egypt's parliamentary elections in December. And Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie said Saturday the new Egypt "is under a serious threat" because its current, military-led government "has failed to represent the will of the people."
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obama plays lies, peoples dies!!...
Hey, Obama once said he was going to take matching funds and lied about that, amongst the other hundred or so lies.
Radical Islam is made up of liars and cowardly killers.
The sooner it can be eradicated, the sooner we can get to fighting and killing off the communists.
Thanks nobama, you putz.