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Muslim Brotherhood's Islamic project associated with violence: Egypt's Nour Party

Salafist Nader Bakkar accuses Muslim Brotherhood of spreading rumors about Nour Party, Egyptian armed forces

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Nov 2013
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Nader Bakkar
Salafist Nour Party official spokesperson Nader Bakkar (Photo: Ahram)

Leading Nour Party member Nader Bakkar defended the Salafist party against what he described as "rumors" spread by the Muslim Brotherhood, insisting that the Muslim Brotherhood's mission is marred by "violence" and "defamation."

In an interview with Al Arabiya TV channel on Monday, Bakkar said that the Muslim Brotherhood's "Islamic project" was characterised by violence, insult, and defamation, and that the group "twisted the Egyptian peoples' arm" for the sake of its own agenda.

"The Nour Party and the Salafist Call took the side of the people and the state on 30 June because they feared the collapse of Egypt's state institutions," Bakkar added, defending the Salafist party's decision on 3 July to support the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood. 

The Salafist Call and its political arm The Nour Party have come under fierce attack from other Islamists since their endorsement of the 3 July roadmap that imposed Morsi's ouster. The Salafist movement and party have been described as "traitors" by their Islamist counterparts. 

"The Muslim Brotherhood underestimated the importance of the constitution's identity-related articles when it refused to participate in the 50-member constitution committee. Now The Nour Party is alone in fighting and insisting on Islamic sharia and identity-related articles in the constitution," Bakkar said.

The Muslim Brotherhood has refused to participate in the constitutional committee formed to amend the suspended 2012 constitution, which was drafted by an Islamist-dominated assembly during Morsi's rule. The Nour Party, which occupied the second-largest number of seats after the Muslim Brotherhood in the 2012 assembly, has insisted on maintaining Islamic-related articles in the amended constitution.

The leading Salafist member demanded that a fact finding committee investigate the violent clashes that have occurred since Morsi's ouster. He also accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi supporters of spreading lies and rumours about the Egyptian armed forces.

It is not the first time for a leading Nour Party member to slam the Muslim Brotherhood. On Friday, party spokesperson Sherif Taha accused the Muslim Brotherhood of targeting Salafist Call and Nour Party figures. 

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12-11-2013 09:49am
What is the type of al Nour Party
I am confused about this Nour party. Is it an islamic party or liberal party. I can call this party Waly Aka who deliver the keys of Aka to the Cressadors. Shame of you Nader
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12-11-2013 07:47am
Ha ha ha
Nour loosing support day by day. Brotherhood popularity increasing every day. Public of Egypt don't know know about nour is he are islamist are communist? All his actions showing he is a failed hundred percent
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12-11-2013 03:58am
Just absolutely Hilarois boys!!!!!
Radical Islamists exposing each other... This may blindside the brotherhood terrorists.... But to the vast majority of decent Egyptians and non Egyptians around the world THIS IS STATING THE OBVIOUS..... Cary on boys. ;-) I love it!!!
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12-11-2013 01:54am
Noor Party is the biggest Munafiq in the modern world
Noor Party is only serving for Saudi king. All the true believing Muslims will never trust again. They are agent of the Saudi Monarch.
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Sam Enslow
12-11-2013 12:40pm
Double Standards?
If anyone in the West says anything about Egypt, it is called "interference in Egypt's internal affairs, but when Saudi Arabia funds the Salafi there is silence. Is this the price paid for Saudi aid?
12-11-2013 09:39am
True comment
I do agree 100% with your view that this Nour party is the Saudi Branch in Egypt

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