CAIRO — A panel of fundamentalist Islamic clerics has endorsed the
candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood for president of Egypt, an attempt
to prevent a split among conservative Muslim voters.
that represents ultraconservative Salafi Muslims and others put its
weight behind Mohammed Morsi, a senior Brotherhood official. He still
faces competition from a more moderate Islamist, Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh,
who broke ranks with the Brotherhood, as well as veteran secular
statesman Amr Moussa.
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