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Islamists in Egypt Seek Change Through Politics


By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – “… ‘We were young and we took extreme measures. But now we’re old men and our time in prison has made us wiser,’ he said. “Al Qaeda and Islamic militancy have lost their glamour. Look at what has happened. The young saw that violence didn’t bring change to Egypt, a peaceful revolution did.”

Ibrahim is one of an increasing number of ultraconservative and moderate Islamists seeking a political voice in a new Egypt. Since the downfall in February of President Hosni Mubarak, who for three decades kept religion far from the center of power, the Islamist message is unshackled. The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition party, expects a strong showing in September’s parliamentary elections.”  Read more.

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