Egypt: Ex-jihadists back “moderate Islamist” for presidency

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May 1, 2012
CBS News    
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"A former jihadist group says it will back a moderate Islamist candidate in Egypt's presidential elections, dealing a blow to the powerful Muslim Brotherhood. Assem Abdel-Maged of the Gamaa Islamiya said on Monday that an internal poll showed that a majority in the group supported moderate Islamist Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh. ... In a surprise decision, an influential group of ultraconservative Salafis said last week it was supporting Abolfotoh for the May 23-24 vote." (05/01/12)  

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