18 February 2013

Egypt: Gamaa Islamiya Displeased With Brotherhood's Performance

The political arm of the fundamentalist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya will not join forces with the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party or the Salafi (ultraconservative) Nour Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections, said its spokesman Tarek al-Zomor on Monday.

Zomor and other leaders of the Gamaa's 'Building and Development' Party will convene with other Islamist forces and some revolutionary youths however to form a wide coalition, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Secretary General of the party, Mohamed Abu Samra, insisted that efforts are ongoing to form a front with the purpose of confronting secular forces in the upcoming elections.

Abu Samra added that the group is very displeased with the performance of the Muslim Brotherhood, its political arm and President Mohamed Mursi who was once a senior leader of the ruling Islamist movement.

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