The Muslim Brotherhood Political Platform

But they are moderate, they say. We should talk to them, they say. They will stand up for the rights of all egyptians, they say:

The program calls for the formation of a commission of senior
religious scholars, chosen in national elections, to advise parliament
and the president, according to a copy of the program obtained by The
Associated Press.

The commission's position on government and parliament decisions
would be the "recommended one," suggesting it could veto those
decisions. The platform says parliament could overrule the board but
not in issues governed by "proven texts" of Islamic Sharia law, a vague phrase which could be a wide range of issues.

The body recalls the system in Iran, where clerical councils have
final say on a wide range of political issues and can even vet
candidates running for president and parliament.

[...]

He said the Brotherhood could make changes in the draft before it
publishes its final version. He did not say when the final text would
be announced.

The program also bars women and Christians from holding the post of
president — Christians because the presidency and the prime minister's
post have Islamic religious duties so "non-Muslims are excused from
holding this mission," it said.

The president cannot be a woman because the post's religious and
military duties "contradict with her nature, social and other
humanitarian roles," the document said.

Yes. Cause women can not be warriors. And what kind of islamic religious duty does the Presidency come with exactly? Does that mean that muslims in non-muslim countries should not vote for President or Prime Minister unless they are muslim? Or are we only for pluralism as long as we are a minority, and once we are a majority we tell the other religions and groups to fuck off?

The MB is fucked up. Always has been, and always will be. The sooner people get this in their heads- Scoialist Revolutionaries, I am talking to you- the better off we will all be. 

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  1. EgyPeter
    October 12, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve been laughing my ass off ever since the MB’s victory in Parliament every time some Islamist/”scholar” tells me that the Ikhwan are “moderate” or at the very least, getting them involved in politics will moderate them. The Muslim Brotherhood is MODERATE??? Then what is “extreme??” How fucking stupid is that?? Since can when you teach and old dog new tricks???

    I’m not really sure what the rest of the world needs to realize that the Ikhwan is nothing short of a Terrorist Organization, just like Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezb’allah. The only difference is that the Egyptian population supports them or at the very least tolerates them. And yes, I know, they offer cheap public services that brainwash our stupid populace….hopefully Muburak will be successful in targeting and choking off their finances.

    How the Ikhwan has ever convinced anyone that they are anything BUT a Terrorist Organization (for the record, the world’s FIRST Terrorist Organization) is beyond me…and scares the hell outta me.

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  2. ella
    October 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Egypter

    MB is not a terrorist organisation. MB is salafist organisation. The difference is that terrorist organisation wants to kill you or torture you now, when it is not in power. MB and others like MB want to do it once they get the power.

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  3. John Cunningham
    October 12, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Render to Cairo that which is Cairo’s and to Allah that which is Allah’s.

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  4. EgyPeter
    October 12, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks ella, either way, they both scare the shit outta me.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071012/cm_csm/yelmenshawy12_1

    An article on how the Ikhwan want to turn Egypt into the Islamic paradise that is Iran.

    Ya know what would allay some of my concerns….if they would amend their party’s platform so that only CHRISTIAN WOMEN can be president! Pretty likely, right?

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  5. Jeffrey -- New York
    October 13, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Sam,

    Do you know this American academic named Marc Lynch? He has a blog called “Abu Aadvaark.”

    Anyway, he’s hot for the Muslim Brotherhood. No kidding. He just came back from Egypt where he had some wonderful conversations — uh, dialogue, he calls it — with the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Doing Dialogue in Cairo.

    Is this guy just another “useful idiot”?

    It would be great if you engaged Profffff Lynch is some “dialogue” on the subject.

    *

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  6. Iman Hosni
    October 13, 2007 at 9:18 am

    The Muslim brotherhood is crap, its just an organization wishing to spread among people and the only way to do so is through religion, because people are weak toward religion, They believe and follow anything this religion says.
    I dont think that the main aim of the muslim brotherhood, has anything to do with Islam in the first place, they are just a bunch of brainwashed extremists who are lead by some chaos spreaders!
    Im not arguing women should rule (Altho i love giving orders:P lol) or christians should, I think everyone has equal rights to do whatever the hell they want to do, regardless of the sex, origin or religion.

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  7. Fady
    October 13, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    One thing I heavily dislike about the Muslim Brotherhood is that they’re too easy on many serious issues. They think it will make “liberals” accept them.

    By now they should know that appeasing a fifth column is not in Egypt’s insterest, and definitely not in theirs too.

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  8. the tapper
    October 14, 2007 at 3:50 am

    SM, good post….hadn’t realized MB is in positions of leadership…..Fady,, excluding women and Christians from running for the presidency doesn’t sound to liberal to me…..Sm stay safe…….

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  9. Abu Kufr
    October 15, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    “Or are we only for pluralism as long as we are a minority, and once we are a majority we tell the other religions and groups to fuck off?”

    Yes.

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  10. Noona
    February 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    sh*t, i had hopes on being the first female egyptian president!

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  11. TaterSalad
    February 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Let the crusades begin…………we are ready!

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