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LIGNET: Saudi Money Influenced Egyptian Election

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011 01:31 PM

By Margaret Menge

Saudi Arabia and Qatar spent tens of millions of dollars on the Egyptian elections last week to ensure a big win for the Muslim Brotherhood, according to LIGNET.com sources.

The Muslim Brotherhood reportedly used the funds to host rallies and other events to drum up support and to lure voters to the polls with sugar and cooking oil. Saudi leaders invested the money out of a fear that the uprising in Egypt could empower both secular liberal and Salafi radical Islamist movements that could affect stability in Saudi Arabia.

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