Islamic Labor Party

Published 17th November, 2011

The Islamic Labor Party was founded by Ibrahim Shukri in November 1978 as the Labour Party or Socialist Labour Party to provide ‘loyal and constructive opposition’ to the ruling National Democratic Party. It describes itself as leftist and socialist and believes in an Islamist state.

The Labour Party was banned in May 2000 although it maintained an ‘online’ presence and has not, as yet, re-registered. Its current leader, Magdi Hussein, was imprisoned for two years for crossing into Gaza after the 2009 Israeli airstrikes. The party is highly critical of Israel and the United States.

The Islamic Labor Party is a member of the democratic Alliance.

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