Emad Abdel Ghaffour

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Emad Abdel Ghaffour
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Personal details
Born Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Homeland Party[1]
Other political
affiliations
Al-Nour Party[1]
Religion Islam

Emad Eddine Abdel-Ghaffour (Arabic: عماد الدين عبد الغفور) is a founder of the newly formed Salafist Islamist Homeland Party in Egypt, the former leader of the Al Nour Party[1] and a surgeon.[2] He was released from detention 2 weeks after the 2013 Egyptian coup.[3] Ghaffour stated at the time that he would withdraw from politics and focus on worship, given the political climate.[3] Ghaffour was instrumental in the creation of the new alliance named the 25 January Salvation Front that calls for the "restoration" of the 25 January revolution; Ghaffour met with Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh to organize its creation.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nour’s Salafist splinter group forms new party". Ahram Online. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Salafi bloc faces challenges of electoral support". Egypt Independent. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Morsy aides released as deposed president remains confine". Egypt Independent. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ New alliance of political opposition under Aboul Fotouh aims to restore 25 Jan revolution, Egypt Independent, 1 October 2014, retrieved 1 October 2014