Monday, June 6, 2011

Egypt not so Islamist?

WOMEN'S LENS - Un coup d'oeil féminin: Poll finds most Egyptians do not back Islamic party, contradicting widely-held view: "A poll released Sunday indicates that at this point, only a small minority of Egyptians support the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, and less than 1 percent favor an Iran-style Islamic theocracy.
The Gallup poll conducted after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak found that while 69 percent of Egyptians want religious leaders to have an “advisory role” in new legislation, most do not want a government based in religion.
Only 15 percent said that they support the Muslim Brotherhood, while more than 60 percent showed no political preference.
The results appeared to counter a widely held view that the Muslim Brotherhood will be the main winner in September’s parliamentary elections."

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