Letter: Victory of the Muslim Brotherhood
The recent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood is an example for other political parties that despite being banned for 40 years and enduring the arrests of several of its key leaders, the Muslim Brotherhood chose the democratic way to come to power.
Newly elected President Mursi and most of the new members of government are highly educated and are capable of facing economic and political challenges.
Thousands of people celebrated the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood around the country and the atmosphere is very peaceful now.
The reality is that after its electoral victory, the real test of the Muslim Brotherhood has begun.
The country is now facing economic and political crises and the general public’s expectations are very high. The Brotherhood’s relations with the country’s powerful military council are still
Delays in the release of election results and recent constitutional amendments pushed by the military council before the election forced the Muslim Brotherhood to call its followers to gather at Tahrir Square. The Muslim Brotherhood also has serious reservations about the trials of former Mubarak regime officials.
Several Western countries see the Brotherhood’s success in negative terms. Over the last several years, country faced tensions between Muslim and Christian communities, and several people lost their lives in last year’s riots.
In his first speech, the president-elect said that he is the president of all Egyptians and his party would protect the rights of women and minorities.
Khawaja Umer Farooq
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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