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Muslim Brotherhood Expected to Do Well As Egypt's Complicated Election Process Begins
CNS News via Catholic Online ^ | 11/29/2011 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 11/30/2011 11:12:22 AM PST by Qbert

CAIRO,Egypt (CNSNews.com) - Egyptians were going to the polls Monday -- the beginning of a three-phase, six-week-long parliamentary election process that is getting under way amid deadly violence. At least 40 people were killed in the past week as protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square called for an end to military rule.

One of the biggest questions for many is whether the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) will benefit or suffer as a result of its decision to steer clear of the latest protests and focus on the election instead.

The Islamist group's political front, the Freedom and Justice Party, is widely expected to dominate the new-look lower house of parliament, the 508-member People's Assembly, when its session opens next March.

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'Religious duty to vote' says MB spiritual guide

The voting on Monday and Tuesday will be for representatives for one-third of Egyptian's 27 governates, including Cairo and Egypt, with a run-off scheduled for one week later where necessary. The second and third stages in the remaining governates...

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Egypt's Al-Masry al-Youm quoted Qaradawi as saying participation in the election was a religious duty.

"Protect the revolution and its achievements," MB chairman Mohamed Badie said in a Twitter post. "Everyone must go and take part and choose with integrity their representative in parliament."

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Implicitly predicting a similar outcome and an MB victory in Egypt, the Egyptian group ended its statement by "assuring the world that it was capable of offering a model example of a balanced civilization."

After Obama administration officials met with MB leaders in mid-November at the MB's request, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said "We use those conversations to stress the values and democratic principles that undergird our support for Egypt's electoral process and for anybody that we'd be able to work with in the future."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: badie; badiethatsallfolks; egypt; islam; mohamedbadie; mohammedbadie; muslimbrotherhood

"Protect the revolution and its achievements," MB chairman Mohamed Badie said in a Twitter post. "Everyone must go and take part and choose with integrity their representative in parliament."

Flashback: "Moderate" MB chairman Mohamed Badie declares, "Waging Jihad is mandatory" against Americans and the Israelis...

1 posted on 11/30/2011 11:12:26 AM PST by Qbert
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Flashback: "Moderate" MB chairman Mohamed Badie declares, "Waging Jihad is mandatory" against Americans and the Israelis...

If this madman is on the moderate side, I hate to see what is on the radical side.

2 posted on 11/30/2011 11:28:26 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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“Brotherhood”...Pretty much explains why Islam is the gayest religion on the planet. Yeah Mohammed, you cover up the women from head to toe then hang with the boys. Just what exactly is going on there? Reducing competition for the hydrolic pole? And a woman gets raped and you stone her to death? Why exactly? So she shuts her yap how you freaks can’t get it up? Then you hide like a bunch of Kansas city faggots when the line is drawn to face US Marines. Gay gay gay.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 11:28:48 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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A "complicated election process," eh?

Sounds like the Chicago way.

4 posted on 11/30/2011 12:21:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yeah... Here, fixed the title:

Muslim Brotherhood Expected to Do Well As Egypt's Complicated Rigged Election Process Begins

5 posted on 11/30/2011 12:30:22 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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