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Bryan Preston


February 17, 2011 - 7:25 pm

He’s the spiritual leader of that mostly secular Egyptian civics group called the Muslim Brotherhood. And he just might become the Ayatollah-esque figure that the Egyptian revolution has lacked so far.

For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.

Sources told Al Arabiya that a military force will accompany the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars from his home to Tahrir Square, provide security for the prayers and accompany him back to his residence.

Al-Qaradawi last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of former President Anwar el-Sadat.

But really, there’s nothing to fear. The Muslim Brotherhood are basically Egypt’s answer to the Village People. Or YMCA. Whatever.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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