"Ahly midfielder Mohamed Abou-Treika on Saturday said he would cast his ballot for an Islamist candidate in upcoming parliamentary polls, calling on fellow Egyptian voters to follow suit.
“I tend to support Islamists in general, whether they’re Muslim Brotherhood or Salifist candidates. Islam is a system of life,” Abou-Treika said in a televised interview with Melody Sport.
“What do we have to lose by applying Islamic teachings and views to politics? I say we try it, then judge,” he added. “People fear Islam because they don’t trust the people who apply it, but Islamic values include freedom and justice.” (Ahram Online)