Egyptian Brotherhood candidate announces formation of joint committee with Salafis

News article, posted 11.16.2011, from Egypt, in:
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Egyptian Brotherhood candidate announces formation of joint committee with Salafis (Photo: Al Masry Al Youm)

A Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) candidate running for parliamentary elections on Tuesday announced the formation of a nationwide committee comprised of Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood members to discuss general matters pertaining to Egypt.

The decision to form a joint committee comes in the wake bickering between Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood about election issues.

Yossry Hany, a candidate running in the first constituency in Mansoura, said Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Supreme Guide Kharyat al-Shater will be a member of the committee.

During an FJP conference in Khaleeg village, Hany said everyone should work under an Islamic reference.

“Everyone should respect this because our country is Islamic," Hany said.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Hany said, wanted to form the committee in Daqahlia “to mull dialogue with other trends, including liberals and secularists, as they were all excluded under the rule of the former regime.”

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