"What I want is what you want" could be the new motto of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, when it stands its candidates in parliamentary elections for the Shura Council (Senate) on 11 and 18 June. The logo, taken from the title of a successful cinema comedy, could help the movement, whose leaders have been meeting for days to thrash out strategy to overcome the restrictions of a new law on political rights.
The law, approved in recent weeks, forbids the use in electorao campaigns of slogans which make reference to religious symbols. A measure which critics say was was conceived to contrast "Islam is the solution" which the Brotherhood adopted in the November 2005 parliamentary elecitons where its candidates, running as independents, took a record 88 seats in the parliament.
"What I want is what you want" explained a Muslim Brotherhood representative Gamal Hamshar, to the local press, implies the word Islam without pronouncing it expliciitly.
"Obviously the fact that it is the Muslim Brotherhood which uses the slogan leaves no doubt on its interpretation" explained Hamshar.
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