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Egypt's Salafist al-Nūr Party on Wednesday, January 9, chose Yūnis Makhīyūn as its chairman in an internal party election. Makhīyūn, who won the election uncontested, replaces former Al-Nūr leader, Dr. ’Imād ’Abd Al-Ghaffūr. "We will do what it takes to establish a country based on justice...
In a precedent inside the first parliament after the January 25 revolution, Salafī MP Mamdūh Ismā’īl stunned all fellow lawmakers when he recited the azān (Muslim call for prayers) for the ‘asr (afternoon) inside the People’s Assembly hall during debates. Parliament Speaker Sa’d al-Katātnī...
When the Muslim Brotherhood came to rule Egypt in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, the now banned Organization did not seek any backing, challenging all the state’s institutions as it believed that its popularity would be powerful enough to back its agenda. However, this popularity proved to...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
Interviewer: Nick Gjorvad (with questions by Eline Kasanwidjojo and Quinta Smit) Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript) Interpreter: unknown Transcript: unknown Approval: Requested and no objection received   The interview took place during the Rabiʿa al-...
That was fast. After only one week in office, President Mursī has picked his first fight – he issued a decree to reinstate the dissolved parliament. Shortly before the run-off election the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled parliament to be unconstitutional based on procedural grounds, and the...
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
Who will be Egypt’s next president? Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Mursī or the representative of the old National Democratic Party, Ahmad Shafiq? Both claim victory. Mursī has claimed victory from the first minute that the polling stations closed on June 17. How he could know this? I don’t...
[Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman: we received this analysis from a friend of Arab-West Report. It is an interesting analysis but I do not fully agree and made my remarks in the text below.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday, June 14th about two major political cases that had been brought before court: Were the past parliamentary elections constitutional? Is the Political Isolation Law Parliament passed valid? This law bans members of the former regime from...

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