Mideast Egypt Muslim Sister

October 5, 2012 - 4:35 PM
In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 photo, Sabah al-Saqari, 49, a senior member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, arrives at her office in the FJP's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. For the first time, a woman is running for the leadership of the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful Islamist group. Sabah al-Saqari says she wants to increase female participation in politics and even defends a woman’s right to run for president, a stance her organization rejects. But liberals who fear Islamist rule will set back women’s rights say her candidacy is just an attempt by the Brotherhood to improve its image. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)