New Chief of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Opposition to U.S.

(AFP) The new spiritual leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on Arabs and others in the Muslim world to oppose the United States, which he said was threatening Syria and Iran after having occupied Iraq. Mohammed Mehdi Akef, 76, and a member of the authoritarian old guard, was appointed last week following the death of Maamoun al-Hodeibi, who died a week earlier at the age of 83. The Brotherhood is very active on university campuses and in mosques across Egypt.

2004-01-23 00:00:00

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