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Egyptian radical Islamist presidential candidate can run, mother not American, court rules

Decision likely to heat up an already intense presidential campaign for the May 23-24 elections - Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a religious leader, former ember of parliament, has been promoting a radical agenda that makes members of his own MB party shudder. His agenda includes the strict implementation of Islamic law, the banning of “promiscuous beach tourism,” the banning of alcohol and the rehabilitation of the religious school system.


Egypt's Administrative Court of State Council on Wednesday evening said that mother of Islamist candidate for Egypt's presidency Hazem Salah Abu Ismail did not get the American nationality, and confirmed that it is 100% Egyptian did not get any other nationality

The court confirmed that the Islamist candidate has all rights to run for presidential elections.

Hazem Abu Ismail is a 50-year-old lawyer-turned-preacher with a large follo


Added: Apr-12-2012 Occurred On: Apr-12-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Egypt, Presidential campaign, Muslim Brotherhood, Salafi movement
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