January 20, 2012
Earlier this week, Egypt's newly elected parliament announced that the extremist Muslim Brotherhood would hold a leadership role as speaker of the Islamic-majority governing body that is expected to be seated by the end of Feburary. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme leader, Dr. Muhammad Badi, said: "The Brotherhood is getting closer to achieving its greatest goal. ... This will be accomplished by establishing a righteous and fair ruling system [based on Islamic sharia], with all its institutions and associations, including a government evolving into a rightly guided caliphate and mastership of the world." Badi defined the long-term goal of the Brotherhood as "utilizing events, waiting, making appropriate preparations and prior designs, and a comprehensive and total reform of all aspects of life."