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Mohamed ElBaradei

The former head of the UN nuclear watchdog is considering running for president in Egypt. But how is the popular ElBaradei linked to the First Lady of Syria (via one of Egypt’s most outspoken MPs)?

March 24, 2010 2:05 by

Mustafa Bakri

Mustafa Bakri is an independent Egyptian MP, and chief editor of the Egyptian newspaper El-Osboa.

Known for his outspoken views, Bakri was a prominent voice in the calls to censor The Yacoubian Building. “This film is spreading obscenity and debauchery, which is totally against Egyptian moral values,” Bakri told AP.

Bakri also expressed his outrage late last year, over an announcement that women will be banned from wearing the niqab inside Egypt’s educational institutions and dormitories. In an address before the Egyptian parliament, Bakri accused Education Minister Hany Hilal of insulting society and infringing on personal freedoms, according to a report in Egypt News. The niqab ban also prompted Bakri to criticize the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar University…


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