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Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Jayson Casper Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript)  Interpreter: Jayson Casper Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Requested and no objection received   This transcript of an interview with Ihāb Shīhā...
The author explains the trap set by the Muslim Brotherhood in the latest incidents of Lebanon and he accuses them of seeking only their interest regardless of the impact on their country’s interest.
The Committee for the Affairs of Political Parties refuses the establishment of al- Wast, a party based on the principle of equal opportunity.
This article reports criticism from a key figure of the Centrist Party against Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī for his attacks on Shī‘ah and on Syrian President Bashshār al-Assad who had attacked the position of Arab leaders on the Israeli war on Lebanon.
The author tries to find out the real reasons behind the withdrawal of six Coptic members from the Wasat party, the matter that marked the end of the party.
Abu al- ‘Alā’ Mādī, founder of the Wasat Party, harshly criticizes the Egyptian government for not licensing his party, arguing that the government is not after political reform.
The fatwa of Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi and others which allows American Muslims to take part in the American attacks against Afghanistan was described by some people as a new crusade. It contradicts the other fatwas, each of which relies on some religious, political and...
The author quotes the Wasat Party leader Abu al-‘Ilā Mādī as accusing the government of seeking the termination of his party through coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The writer interviews Abu Al-Ela Madi, Deputy of the founding members of the Wasat Party. He discusses Islamic movements, anti-terrorism campaigns, explains religious extremism, and the project of the Wasat Party.
Muslim Brotherhood group has stirred up a storm of controversy in the Egyptian street over its future form of relationship with the incumbent political parties.
Discussing the future of the Muslim Brotherhood group is a very thorny issue. The tricks they played during the presidential elections on many political parties make it clear that they should never be trusted.
The Cairo administrative courts’ report has paved the way for the Wasat party [center party] to get its license from the Parties Committee. The report raised many doubts about the party and its founding representative, Abu al-cIla Madī.
The report issued by the State Council commission, which confirmed the Islamic sharī‘a as the main legislative source according to the third [Editor: should be second] article of the constitution, has provoked positive reactions among the political coulisses. The report also stated that the...
The closing chapter of the Islamic party story in Egypt ostensibly signals a happy ending, thanks to Nazīh Farīd Tanāghou, a Coptic judge and deputy of the State Council chairman. The Legation Authority, affiliated to the Egyptian Political Parties Court, gave “al-Wasat al-Jadīd” (the new middle)...
Farid Abdel Khaliq is the most important leading figure of the Brotherhood. He stresses that the group is not a political power but a Da´awa-oriented group. He does not oppose the establishment of a Coptic party but without calling for applying the Christian teachings. He believes that the...
The article cites parts of John Esposito´s book “The Islamic Threat…a Reality Or a Fable.” The book gives a critique of President Mubarak´s regime and of how he countered Islamic groups.
‘Imād Taha discusses the birth of the Wasat Party, a breakaway from the Muslim Brotherhood, and questions the Islamist group’s support for plurality.
In the last parliamentary elections, there were attempts to twist the laws and exploit religion and religious slogans for political gains, a matter that calls for a firm pause. As for the Copts, some say they should have a larger representation in various dimensions of the government. Many...
Dr. Abu Al-Ela Madi, deputy of the founders of Al-Wasat Al-Gadid Party [New Middel Party] refuses associating between his party and the Brotherhood, saying that the Brotherhood is pursuing a different path. He stresses that the Wasat Party is not the lawful cover of the Brotherhood.
Dr. Rifa'at Al-Sa'id, the head of the Tagammu Party, stressed that many reasons led to the exclusion of the Brotherhood from the dialogue among opposition parties. Al-Sa'id noted that participants in the meetings of opposition parties unanimously rejected the creation of a political party that...

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