Be prepared for the major spin-job by the main stream media as they try to revamp the image of this party of supremacist and intolerant fundamustards. KGS
In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood becomes legitimate party
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Group becomes an official political party under the name “Freedom and Justice Party”; will be allowed to run in September’s elections.
CAIRO – The Egyptian official news agency on Tuesday recognized the Muslim Brotherhood as a legitimate party for the first time since it was outlawed in 1954, AP reported.
The party was recognized as the “Freedom and Justice Party” and will be allowed to run in the parliamentary elections scheduled for September, the report said.
The party’s candidates, running as independents, won 20 percent of the Egyptian vote in the 2005 parliamentary election.
To be recognized as a party under the new rules, the party has announced it will be open to Muslims, Christians and women, AP said.
Previously, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said he would run for president as an independent. At the time, the Islamist group that said it will not field a candidate.