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Egypt govt open to reconciliation if Brotherhood accepts roadmap: Minister

Minister for Social Solidarity says Brotherhood has to recognise post-30 June interim roadmap if it wants to reconcile with authorities

Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Nov 2013
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The Egyptian government could agree to reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood if it accepts the transition roadmap, Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed El-Borei has said.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, a pro-Morsi coalition led by the Brotherhood, on Saturday called for dialogue with all political forces as a way out of the current political crisis. 

The interim authorities have never officially announced they are open for reconciliation efforts with the Brotherhood and there has not been an official response to the group's call for dialogue. 

In an interview with US-based satellite channel Al-Hurra, El-Borei said the government "had never pursued and will never pursue" reconciliation with the group, unless it takes the first step. The second condition, he said, is that the Brotherhood refrains from "imposing a certain way of life on Egyptians."

Since the ouster of Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood, the group has refused to recognise the country's interim leadership, saying it is part of an illegitimate coup, and has been calling for Morsi's reinstatement. 

However, in their call on Saturday, the group for the first time did not explicitly demand Morsi's return to power. They also called for respect for "political plurality." 

Yet the alliance maintained its original contention that Morsi's ouster was a coup and demanded an end to the interim government. 

Egypt's interim authorities have launched a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood since Morsi was deposed by the army on 3 July amid mass protests against him. In September, a court banned all Brotherhood institutions.

Hundreds of Brotherhood members have since been arrested, mainly on charges of inciting violence. 

 

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Dano Jibo
18-11-2013 09:44pm
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Acceptance of Road Map
Well my dear Muslim Brotherhood, If disirable is not obtainable, obtainable must be disirable.
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markjuliansmith
17-11-2013 10:02pm
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Freedom to do What, To Whom, For Whose Benefit?
Egypt's Brotherhood offers talks to end Morsi crisis: "without one group monopolising the process or excluding any group"." The Muslim Brotherhood promised this before and delivered What? The Muslim Brotherhood cannot be allowed back into the Public Square if maximised relative independence is to be achieved particularly for women. Islam has proved itself as it always has as a repressive regime, a creed of justified deceit against the non-believer and doing whatever Islam can to gain power promising as in Iran to enable 'liberals' a voice . That voice was silenced in a pool of blood. In Egypt it will be exactly the same if you allow Islam anywhere near the leavers of power. Muslim Brotherhoods 'Freedom and Justice Party' Freedom to do What, To Whom, For Whose Benefit? Not for the benefit of Other or women for the sake of both keep this diabolical Islamic construct out of the Public Square.
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