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Jordanian parliament moves to ban Muslim Brotherhood party

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HAARETZ.com

In a Lower House session, Jordanian lawmakers voted to add an item to the country’s draft political parties law forbidding the establishment of any political party on a ‘religious basis.’

Jordan’s parliament took legal measures on Monday to disqualify the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party, the country’s largest opposition movement.

In a Lower House session, 46 out of 83 Jordanian lawmakers voted to add an item in the country’s draft political parties law forbidding the establishment of any political party on a “religious basis.”

The measure would disqualify the Islamic Action Front – the political branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and the country’s largest political party – from taking part in upcoming parliamentary elections.

Islamists claim the amendment comes as “retaliation” for the Muslim Brotherhood’s opposition to a proposed elections law observers say ensures the continued dominance of tribal regime loyalists over the legislative chamber.

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  1. Bob M.

    April 17th, 2012

    Expect the Jihadi People’s Front Crack Suicide Squad to descend en masse on Jordan now… :oops:

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  2. Lowell

    April 17th, 2012

    Guess if the Royal Saudis didn’t have a history of killing them radicals (non-Saudi Royals) in their beds, it’d be going on there too. Heh. Good to be King, yanno?

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  3. Roscoe P. Soultrane

    April 17th, 2012

    Fuckin’ gummint for ya, always shutting down parties. #Freemykegs

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