BREAKING NEWS: Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Invited To Meet With New Government


Reuters is reporting that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has been invited to meet with the new Egyptian government as part of a national dialog. According to the report:

Feb 3 (Reuters) – Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Thursday the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most organised opposition movement, has been invited to meet with the new government as part of a national dialogue with all parties. He made his remarks in a speech, excerpts of which were reported by state TV. The Islamist group is formally banned in Egypt and has been accused by the authorities of trying to seek power through peaceful means.

It should be noted that the Muslim Brotherhood today has become a global network and that the Egyptian mother branch is not necessarily the most important part of the movement. Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, close to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, is often referred to by the GMBDW as the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, an acknowledgement of his role as the de facto spiritual leader of the movement. In 2004, Qaradawi turned down the offer to lead the Egyptian Brotherhood after the death of the Supreme Guide.

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