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In an interview with Al-Musawwar magazine, the Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Muhammad Mahdi Akef presented a contract between the Brotherhood and the Journalists’ Syndicate in which it was written that the Brotherhood would rent the hall for a couple of hours to present its statement concerning...
Intellectuals opposed the idea of forming a political party based on religion. We reject the Muslim Brotherhood initiative [for political reform] because it was issued by an illegal group. The Muslim Brotherhood has remained in political life by force, and violence constitutes a great part of...
A crisis has broken out between the Nasserites and the Muslims Brotherhood in the Journalists’ Syndicate. Two Brotherhood members made an agreement with Internews to organize a training program in Hurgada, which would also be funded by Internews. The members carried out the agreement without...
I have once asked a member of the Muslim Brotherhood whether the group is planning to sweep the Egyptian Bar Association elections and secure both the chairman’s post and the association’s council this time. He arrogantly answered that their winning of the elections is something taken for...
Coptic lawyers have entered as a party in the political game in the Egyptian Bar Association elections. Despite the failure of all Coptic candidates in the recent elections, the role played by Coptic lawyers was undeniable, forming another trump card in the face of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Dr. Khālid al-Za‘farānī, a former key figure of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, out of the blue announced plans to apply to the Parties’ Affairs Committee for setting up Hizb al-Islāh wa al-‘Adāla wa al-Tanmīya [the Reform, Justice and Development Party, which he described as a “new democratic popular...
The Brotherhood’s file is not clean from disgraceful financial and sexual transgressions in the Egyptian Bar Association and even elsewhere. The group has an insatiable lust for power and interference in everything going on inside the Association.
It is terrible how the Bar Association has become a battlefield for sectarian strife between Coptic and Muslim lawyers.
The intensity of the conflict between Sāmih and Rajā’ī over the Bar Association’s chairmanship increased after Mājid Hannā, the Church candidate decided to withdraw from the elections. He withdrew even though there were a lot of pledges for his success especially from the Church and from his Coptic...
Two weeks of peace in the Bar Association ended and it turned again to disturbance when the juridical committee observing elections of the association fixed those elections for March 12 to select the head and the Board of the association.
More than 170,000 lawyers will decide on March 12 on their new council by electing a chairman and 24 members. Although Sāmih ‘Āshour and Rajā’ī ‘Atiyyah are the only two candidates for the chair, a fierce struggle for members’ seats continues due to the so-called ’national lists.’
When Mukhtār Nouh was released in 2002, he carried a reconciliation initiative between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet, his initiative was rejected by the elders of the Brotherhood who distrust a government that arrests and tortures its members and aims at eradicating the group.
The Brotherhood failed to administrate the Bar Association. They wasted its money and caused it a heavy financial crisis. They also failed to control the Association Council. The head of the Bar Association was able to win the support of many lawyers who succeeded in the elections by the support...
A group of Egyptian lawyers demanded the release of 15 leading figures, who were accused in the case known as the professional syndicates case.
Coptic lawyer Mamdouh Ramzi is leading a battle against the Muslim Brotherhood in the Bar Association. He is demanding that the president founds a Christian Law Branch, to contrast with the Islamic law [Shari’a] branch. Christian lawyer Naguib Gabriel rejects all religious committees inside the...
The Muslim Brotherhood group was able to defeat its Islamic political rivals, the Jihad and the Gama’at Al-Islamiya, in the Bar Association. This was after a crisis started raising questions about the possibility of radical groups carrying out political work in an inappropriate way after their...
The General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood stated that the group is not seeking power but only wants the Islamic Shari’a [law] to be enforced. He added that the aim of their activities in professional syndicates is not a matter of control. It is a democratic thing to have if the Brotherhood...
The Muslim Brotherhood group decided to suspend Seif Al-Islam Hassan Al-Banna’s membership in the group. Ma’amoun Al-Hodeibi notified him that he had told all the Brotherhood leaders to ignore any personal decisions taken by him without consulting the group [Brotherhood]. Al-Hodeibi asked Al-Banna...
A religious party is very dangerous. Some of the younger Brotherhood members are more open minded, and so is Ma’amoun Al-Hodeibi. In contrast with the current and very stiff guide, some of them do not believe in the use of violence. He added that it is a historical fact that all extremist groups...
Raga’i Atiya said that he did not meet the General Guide of the Brotherhood and Mokhtar Nuh tried to agree with him on a public list. He refused the support of Fou’ad Serag Eddin Pasha because there were four Wafdists among the rivals for the Bar’s highest post. Pope Shenouda invited him for a day...

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