Egypt Independent

Salafis launch new political party



The Salafi Front

announced Tuesday that it intends to officially establish a new political party that would represent its views and orientations.

The group’s spokesperson, Khaled Saeed, said in statements Monday that its members are finishing procedures for the official establishment of the People’s Party, which is the name the front has settled on.

Saeed said the group would hold a press conference within the coming days to give details on the new party.

The Salafi Front comprises young Salafi activists who defected from the mainstream Salafi Dawah following the 25 January revolution. Its members had taken part in several protests demanding an end to transitional military rule.

Edited translation from MENA