Al-Jama'a Al-Islamiya leader rules out political party

Ahram Online, Tuesday 1 Mar 2011

Al-Jamaa Al-Islameia (Islamic group) leader ruled out the idea of establishing a political party in the near future. He stated that no announcements will be made today.

He added that the group’s consultant committee held a meeting two days ago in Assuit, yet didn't reach a final decision.

Moreover, Osama Hafez, a member of Al-Jamaa’s consultant committee, stated that social service is currently the organisation's top priority, especially since they are primarily an advocacy awareness group.

Regarding political parties that have a religious ideology, Hafez added that the arena can accommodate all Egyptians, and everyone can express their opinions through any political party that reflects their ideology under a democratic system that accommodates everyone.

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