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I would keep Mubarak in prison forever: Brotherhood candidate Morsi
Brotherhood's presidential candidate promises to keep the deposed president behind bars for life if he wins mid-June's second round of elections; Morsi would treat Israel as it treats Egypt
Ahram Online, Friday 1 Jun 2012
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The Muslim Brotherhood's Presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, May 31, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

In his first interview with international media since winning the first round of presidential elections on 24 May, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi has told Reuters that he will keep Mubarak in prison "forever" if he wins the mid-June run-off against the ousted president's ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq.

Morsi made the statement just a day before Cairo's criminal court is due to issue a verdict in Mubarak's trial.
 
The presidential contender said that he and the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to gain the support of revolutionaries and liberals who feel cornered in having to choose between an Islamist and a candidate affiliated to Mubarak's regime.
 
Morsi hailed the revolutionaries for ousting Mubarak in the January uprising and downplayed fears that the court may acquit the ex-president on Saturday.
 
During the interview, Morsi gave open-ended answers when asked about his potential presidential policies towards Israel. 
 
Asked whether he would agree to meet with Israelis, Morsi replied that it all depended on "Israel's actions."
 
"If Israel showed its commitment to border agreements and the Palestinian right of return, I will act in the same manner," Morsi said.
 
Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, are set to faceoff in the the runoffs of Egypt's presidential elections which will take place on 16 and 17 June.


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Egyptian
05-06-2012 09:18am
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Get a way with Murder
If every criminal commits a crime and then gets away with his crime so will be living in chaos.. punishment is a deterrent for everyone to think many times before doing any misdeed.. absolution is a goof manner, however; "There is life for you in the retaliation, O men of understanding".
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f
04-06-2012 12:04pm
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King in making
Mr Mursi will keep Mr. Mubarak in jail forever. By declearing this he is assuring us that he will never leave power and presidency once elected.
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Simsima1
02-06-2012 02:13pm
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You scare the Hell out of me!
Who are you to say that you'd keep him "forever" in prison? Where is the law of the land if you - an ordinary citizen - are promising me to imprison someone without any regard to the law, the constitution and due process? Is that really presidential? Is that the image you want to project to the rest of the world and to those who feel are stuck with two HORRIBLE choices namely you and Shafiq? Or are you just willing to say whatever it takes to get elected? God have mercy on Egypt and all of us!
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Abe
02-06-2012 01:44pm
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No Mr Morsi !! Egypt deserves better
Mr Morsi is a true politician who does not miss an opportunity to score cheap political points. He feels that by issuing vague polices towards the peace treaty with Israel, Flagging his intention to keep the formal president in prison for life, a decision which by the way , has been already made by the court, and YES for a good measure, he will be introducing Shari ah law in Egypt if elected. Egypt does not need a vindictive president that his first job is to settle old scores!!
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hend
02-06-2012 10:12am
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A dictator
As we say about snake “once bitten twice shy” Are you sure Mohamed Morsi about that! You are proposing a dictator ship before you have become a president. Egypt wants a president to lead them to a modern world but not to the circus you are offering. You are a puppet of Mohamed Badie the leader of the Muslim brotherhood. Egypt under your hand will go backwards.
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A woman
02-06-2012 09:49am
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Forgiveness???
How many times there is written something about forgiveness in the Quran, Mr. Morsi??? How many times Prophet Mohamed spoke about forgiveness in both Quran and Ahadith, Mr. Morsi? Those are the things you always pretend to live on and and to follow! Who you are to play the judge or even God??? That throws a very clear light on your and your brothers ideology!
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habo
02-06-2012 04:49am
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Excuse me! !!!!
Excuse me.. You are not a judge to give such promise.. This is power abuse.. Guess such statement shows unfair president personality in case Morsi will be the coming president
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wadea saad
01-06-2012 09:56pm
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still not comfortable
i m not comfortable electing you as a president , your back ground affiliation disturbs the majority of the public , if you win , which i doubt very much , it will be the ultimate disaster in the history of egypt for muslims and christians , for the poor and the rich , i urge all readers to not vote for you, mr. moursi, i think 90% hate felools but they dont like you either , shafeek is pain in the neck , but the public will be able to keep him in line with the revolution goals , something the ikhwan dont respect , the ikhwan stolen the revolution and using the blood of the mrtyrs , ikhwan are not far behind the suspecions of the simple egyptian citizen , i may not like millitary style government , but i may be able to affct what they do , but ikhwan care for themselves and their group , like the massonics you have to be a member to enjoy what the club offer
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Diana Hughes
01-06-2012 08:45pm
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Poor old Mr Mubarak - Revenge is not the answer
I think it is very silly and vengful to keep Mr Mubarak in prison for the rest of his life. He is no threat to the new Egypt and surely the new Egypt is what matters for the future generations of Egyptians o come. Lay off Mr Mubarak and get on with what is so important, a democratic and successful Egypt
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Bill
02-06-2012 03:29pm
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Truth, Forgiveness, Reconciliation Commission Would Help Egypt
Learn from the 20th Century's greatest leader, Nelson Mandela. Get the truth. Document it. Forgive those who confess. Then get on with rebuilding a great civilization. Or, let the wrath of revenge take its course again and again and again until, at last, the last few standing decide to document the truth, forgive, and then reconcile. Same ultimate end, but only have thousands, possibly millions, first pay the ultimate price.
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shahid ladiwala
01-06-2012 07:14pm
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GOD BLESS BROTHERHOOD
God bless brotherhood and their followers
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