With final results expected in this week, radical Islamists are poised
to take control of Egypt”s next parliment, paving the way for Sharia
law to be mandated throught Egypt. The elections were the first to take
place since the ouster of former Egptian President Hosni Mubarek.
The Muslim Brotherhood”s party, ironically known as the “Freedom and
Justice Party,” is expected to control at least half the seats, and an
agreement has already been made with the runners-up that they will
control the speaker of the Parliament as well.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a military, religious and social organization
whose purpose is to impose Sharia law over the entire world. The
Brotherhood launched modern-day terrorism and was the forerunner to al
Quaeda. It was founded in 1928 by Islamist scholar and school teacher
Hassan al Banna, a devout follower of Adolf Hilter. Hamas considers
itself the Palestinian branch of the Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood”s majority will be solidified by the ultraconservative
Salafist Nour party.
One of the first tasks slated for Egypt”s lower house of parliment, the
People”s Assembly, will be to select writers for a constitution for the
country. Current military rulers will try to influence the selection
committee, but political party leaders plan to block the military in