Muslim Brotherhood Announces Formation of Freedom and Justice Party

The Muslim Brotherhood announced today that they will be forming a political party, the Freedom and Justice Party. The announcement, which came today from their Guidance Bureau, was followed with the Brotherhood’s welcome to “all Egyptians who accept the party’s program and policy direction.”

As of today, the party’s leadership has not been announced. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Spiritual Guide, Mohammed Badie, said that the founding members will soon be announced, as will the party’s program. He stated that the program will be “in line with the Brotherhood’s policies—decided upon long ago by the Shura Council—which encourage the group to establish a political party.”