Egypt won’t be ruled by another Khomeini, says army

Egypt will not be ruled by “another (Ayatollah) Khomeini,” the country’s military said on Monday, in reference to the cleric who led Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the official MENA news agency reported.

“Egypt will not be governed by another Khomeini,” the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said after a three-hour meeting with newspaper editors-in-chief and MENA.

The military rulers made the comment amid concerns over the increased visibility of the Muslim Brotherhood, banned under the regime of president Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down on February 11 after a popular uprising. Read more AFP

Kamal el-Helbawy, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, recently said in an interview with BBC: " Egypt should have a good government, like the Iranian government, and a good president like Mr. ( Mahmoud ) Ahmadinejad, who is very brave.”