Muslim Brotherhood, other Islamists win big in Egypt’s elections

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

In spite of its election victories, the Muslim Brotherhood continues to instigate large-scale protests against the military. Credits: Al Jazeera

The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, won 235 or 47.2 percent of the seats in the People’s Assembly (lower house of parliament), a senior party official said in a press statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the even more radical Salafists’ Nour Party got 125 seats or 25.1 percent, chairman of the party Emad Abdel Ghafour stated.

Salafist jihadists are extremist Sunnis who believe they are the only true interpreters of the Koran. They are beginning to concern counterterrorism experts since Salafists are gaining more and more power in Egypt following the ouster of President Mubarak.

In Gaza, Salafist jihadists consider Hamas too moderate in spite of Hamas’ terrorist tactics.

But even with these victories, both parties’ leaders instigated a demonstration in which hundreds of Egyptians flocked to Tahrir Square in central Cairo Friday to participate in a protest calling on the military authorities to grant their demands…

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