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article imageOp-Ed: The Brotherhood backs Mohammed Mursi

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By Eliot Elwar
Jun 16, 2012 in Politics
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Mohamed Mursi will be the next president of Egypt because he is supported by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood and Mursi warns against returning to the Mubarak days.
BBC News reports: Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood is now throwing its weight behind the head of its political party, Mohammed Mursi, although he was never their first choice for presidential candidate. Mursi believes that it is time to practice the Brotherhood's famous slogan, "Islam is the solution". He believes its social and political agendas have "a moderate Islamic reference."
BBC News reports: The Muslim Brotherhood warned Egyptians that its fragile democratic advances are under threat, following a court decision toppling the 2011 parliamentary elections. Egyptians could see ‘dangerous’ days tomorrow if power is reverted back to those persons connected to the prior Mubarak regime, according to the Brotherhood. The group's candidate, Mohammed Mursi, faces former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq during a coming runoff presidential election soon. The resolution by the Supreme Court recently plunged Egypt into disorder. The court decided that the 2011 parliamentary vote was unconstitutional, and it called for new elections. The decision puts legislative control into the hands of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, who were tasked with managing Egypt's transition following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Additionally, the court upheld the right of Mr Shafiq to run for president.
Trust Law reports: The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi warns that vote rigging typical of the Hosni Mubarak era could hand victory to Ahmed Shafik, the deposed Mubarak’s last prime minister. Mursi, hopes a big turnout of voters worried about a revival of the old regime will prevent that outcome and make him Egypt's next president.
Analysis
Mohammed Mursi will be the next president of Egypt because he is supported by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Mohamed Mursi is a Muslim Brotherhood member and, since his election to the position in April 2012, he has been the Brotherhood's "Freedom and Justice" political party chairman. Prior to becoming the party chairman, Mursi served as the Brotherhood’s Guidance Office member and media spokesman. In April 2012, following Khairat El-Shater’s disqualification, who was the Brotherhood's perferred presidential candidate, Mursi became the Brotherhood's new candidate. After the initial election on 23 and 24 May 2012, Mursi emerged as one of the leading vote getters, having received 25 percent to be included in the final run-off election scheduled for mid-June 2012 to face former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik. According to Mideast analysts, while Ahmed Shafik will maintain the status quo in Egypt, Mursi is a radical Muslim who will seek to destroy the historic peace with Israel when he becomes Egypt’s next president. He will transform Egypt into an anti-West terrorist nation as he leads Egyptians back to the 7th century era.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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