With Muslim Brotherhood Set to Join Egypt Protests, Religion’s Role May Grow
30-Jan-2011 (3 comments)

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Demonstrators in Egypt have protested against rising prices and stagnant incomes, for greater freedom and against police brutality. But religion, so often a powerful mobilizing force here, has so far played little role.

That may be about to change.

With organizers calling for demonstrations after Friday prayer, the political movement will literally be taken to the doorsteps of the nation’s mosques. And as the Egyptian government and security services brace for the expected wave of mass demonstrations, Islamic groups seem poised to emerge as wildcards in the growing political movement.

Reporters in Egypt said on Friday that, after rumors swept Cairo late Thursday that the authorities planned to throttle the protesters' communications among themselves, access to the Internet, text messaging services and Twitter was not possible on Friday morning in Cairo, Alexandria and possibly other cities. 

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Comrad Jaan Here's One for You Then ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on


I know you'll forgive me one day, dear DK

by comrade on

Your title just reminded me of my most favorite Jew! Couldn't help, sorry...

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.



If it does grow

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then people will be asking for Mobarak to return with open arms. Come back Hosne all is forgiven!