It was announced late this afternoon that Muslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s Presidential elections, and will become the country’s first Islamist head of state.
While the American educated Morsi campaigned on the promise of a modern, inclusive, democratic agenda, those familiar with the ideology and history of the the MB would be wise to doubt the possibility of such a “moderate” Islamist-led regime.
As such, the following (broadcast on Egyptian Al-Nas TV on May 1, 2012), translated and originally posted by MEMRI, is instructive. The clip shows selected segments of Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi officially launching the campaign of the then new Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi, in front of tens of thousands of MB supporters in Cairo.
(The introductory text on the YouTube video misleadingly implies that the speaker is Morsi himself. However, the original MEMRI video confirms that it is the Egyptian cleric, Safwat Higazi, selected by the campaign to announce Morsi’s candidacy, who is speaking.)
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