August 20, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's Power Grab

Michael Allen, Democracy Digest

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The “monopolizing” of political power by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is raising concern amongst the country’s democrats and external observers. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed El-Baradei warned against “fascism cloaked in religion,” after a pro-Brotherhood cleric (above) justified killing the group’s liberal opponents.

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TAGGED: Mohammed Morsi, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood


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