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Parties pick 1st Islamist Egypt parliament speaker

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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 11:56 PM
CAIRO (AP) -- Top parties in Egypt's incoming parliament have agreed to select an Islamist politician as house speaker for the first time in decades, party leaders said Monday.

We'll see if the Muslim Brotherhood lives upto the expectations of the Obama Administration or not. The Brotherhood already stated it would seek a referendum on Israel. I'm beginning to wonder if Obama even like Israel.

Also HRW has accounted that the ruling military has relied on existing laws to arrest protesters and journalists and to try more than 12,000 civilians before military courts.

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The Muslim Brotherhood, the big winner in the first election since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak last February, said it joined several other parties in backing Saad el-Katatni, the secretary-general of the Brotherhood's own party.

The main function of the new parliament is to pick a 100-person commission to draw up a new constitution for Egypt, while preparations take place for presidential elections scheduled for June.

edit on 17-1-2012 by Daedal because: Edit

posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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By the MB's own actions and statements, the West now has a new enemy on their doorstep.

They just don't realize it.

It will get uglier than it already is.


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