- Middle East/North Africa
The policies of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)’s proposed Freedom and Justice Party will be based on Islamic Law "but will be acceptable to a wide segment of the population," leading MB member Essam al-Arian said on Wednesday.
“When we look at the revolution’s slogans, such as 'freedom,' 'social justice' and 'equality'--all of these can be found in Islamic Law," said al-Arian. "This revolution is calling for what Islamic Law calls for."
He added that the party would not dispense with foreign and Arab investment in Egypt, stressing that the MB supports free-market capitalism, but without manipulation or monopoly.
Al-Arian was also quoted by the official Middle East News Agency as saying that the party’s political program would include tourism as a main source of national income.
He added that a total of four Islamic political parties would be formed in the wake of Egypt's 25 January uprising.