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Salafist Scholars Shura Council support presidential hopeful Abu-Ismail
The Salafist Scholars Shura Council endorses Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail for the presidency after four-hour meeting
MENA, Saturday 24 Mar 2012
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Members of the Salafi Scholars Shura Council along with Abou Ismail (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Salafist Scholars Shura Council announced Saturday endorsing presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail.
    
The decision was made by the council after a four-hour meeting headed by Abdullah Shaker and his deputy Mohamed Hassan, a renowned Salafist cleric.
 
Prominent sheikhs, such as Mohamed Hussein Yakoob, Mustafa El-Adawi and Waheed Bali, are also members of the council.

El-Adawi said after the meeting, "The council decided to support Abu-Ismail because he is the most suitable and competent for the job."

Presidential hopeful Abu-Ismail, who is considered to be among the frontrunners for Egypt's presidency, is expected to gain more popularity after being backed by the Salafist Scholars Shura Council.

Apart from Abu-Ismail, Abdel-Monem Abul-Fotouh and Mohamed Selim El-Awa are the other two prominent contenders from the Islamist current.





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azza sedky
25-03-2012 02:21am
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The nightmare has begun
I must admit the Salafis have a united front--good for them. They will succeed because they are united.As for the liberals, they are divided over dozens of hopefuls. Each person hopes to practice his democratic right. The end result liberals will spread themselves thin while the Salafis will vote for one candidate: Hazim abou Ismail.I plan on having my vote count. I will wait and see who has the majority of votes against Ismail and I will vote for him. To the liberals I say: Vote strategically or else beware.
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