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Brotherhood member sacked for attending Aboul-Fotouh dinner

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Mohamed Abdel-Karim told Daily News Egypt Wednesday that he was sacked from the group for attending an iftar dinner held by presidential hopeful and former member of the group’s political bureau Abdel Monem Aboul-Fotouh. The membership of four others was frozen, including a member of the …


Brotherhood to fire members joining other parties

By Yasmine Saleh /Reuters CAIRO: A Muslim Brotherhood leader vowed on Friday that members who join other political parties would be expelled from the group, in the latest sign of internal rifts. The Brotherhood, Egypt’s biggest political group, is seen as the best prepared for a parliamentary vote due in September. But divisions have emerged over …


Youth from Egypt’s Brotherhood form separate party

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Several young members from the Muslim Brotherhood have launched their own political party, exposing cracks in the influential Islamist organization that is expected to be the most formidable contender in Egypt’s upcoming elections. Banned from politics for half a century, the Brotherhood nonetheless maintained an effective organization based on …


Brotherhood sacks member for plans to contest presidency

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group has sacked senior member Abdel-Moniem Aboul-Fotouh for violating the group’s decision not to contest the next presidential polls slated for later this year, deputy head of the MB Rashad Bayoumy said on Sunday. The Brotherhood has also announced that it will not support his candidacy since he …


Brotherhood denies questioning Sobhi Saleh

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Rashad Bayoumy denied Sunday press reports about the group conducting an investigation into recent controversial statements made by senior member Sobhi Saleh. “The group never questioned Saleh over his statements,” Bayoumy told Daily News Egypt. Saleh, a lawyer and former Member of Parliament, said at …


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