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Egypt Eyes Possibility of Islamist Party

Nearly 10 years ago, Abu’l-Ela Madi was jailed when he first proposed creating an Islamist party in Egypt, and now he seems closer than ever to achieving his dream. If he does, it will further alter his country’s already changing political landscape. If Madi’s al-Wasat party is approved, it will launch a new experiment in incorporating Egypt’s powerful — but long banned — Islamic fundamentalist forces into politics at a time when the government of this key U.S. ally in the Muslim world is promising greater democracy.Full Story

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