Muslim Brotherhood Leads Dissent in Egypt

(Washington Post) Daniel Williams - The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest organized opposition force in Egypt, has evolved into the country's most assertive campaigner for democratic reforms by defying bans on its political activities and spearheading a series of demonstrations against President Mubarak. Over the past two months, the Brotherhood has organized protests in a dozen cities and towns, wresting the spotlight from secular organizations that until recently had dominated the drive to unseat Mubarak. According to government figures, more than 750 activists have been arrested since March 27. Brotherhood officials put the number at more than 2,000.

2005-05-24 00:00:00

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