Saturday, March 31, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood doesn't endorse El Naschie

The Muslim Brotherhood has chosen a presidential candidate, Khairat El-Shater. The MB had earlier said they weren't going to field a candidate. The MB is the single most powerful post-revolution political bloc in Egypt, so this is an important and interesting political development. The Salafist Al Nour Party has also endorsed El-Shater. Of course there's lots of coverage in the Arabic language media. For coverage in English from different perspectives, readers might try Egyptian Chronicles, Al Arabiya, Arutz Sheva, and Ahram Online.

Why does El Naschie Watch care about this?

Well, of course we want to see how the Great Man will react. El Naschie had been buttering up the MB and MB-friendly candidates hoping for an endorsement or, more likely, a post-election Cabinet position as a science minister. So let's see what he does. Typically he would make a judgement as to the likely winner and prostrate himself obsequiously before that person.

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  1. reports that eight presidential candidates so far have filed the required official paperwork, and Mohamed El Naschie (incorrectly called a "scientist of nanotechnology") is one of several they name who have not. The final list will be announced on April 26, so El Naschie had better hurry. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

  2. I doubt he'll be able to collect the required 30,000 signatures. I wish he could though, I'd love seeing him on TV confronted with his previous pro-Mubarak and pro-Gamal pieces.

  3. The reports have said he's collected 16K, then 11K, and most recently 17K. Yeah, I wish he'd get 30K but it's unlikely. :( Perhaps he will endorse another candidate.