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Brotherhood Flexing Muscles in Egypt

September 15, 2011

Ahram Online is reporting that the Muslim Brotherhood is pushing for parliamentary elections, or more violence and protest will ensue.

The group, which has boycotted many mass protests during past months, insists that they are more than willing to offer “new martyrs” for the cause, if the government does not immediately begin preparations for the parliamentary elections set for November

Hasan ElBrence, a leading member of the group, said that if the government does not open the door for nominations on 27 September for both the parliament and Shura Council (upper house), they will take to the street again.

“In the Brotherhood we were raised on the idea of martyrdom and we are more than happy to offer new martyrs and begin new protests and strikes in Tahrir Square if the will of the people is denied,” ElBrence said during a popular meeting in Alexandria yesterday.

This marks a sharp separation between the current military government and the Muslim Brotherhood, who has been playing nice up until now.

Read the whole article here.

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