Egypt’s al-Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood “will not exist” If I win

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sisiEgyptian presidential favorite and former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed that the ousted Muslim Brotherhood group “will not exist” should he win.

In his first interview with Egyptian TV, he added that two assassination plots against him had been uncovered.

Mr Sisi removed Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi from power last July.

He is widely expected to win the presidential election on 26-27 May.

Mr Sisi had denied that he had any political ambitions when he ousted the Brotherhood last year.

He said he changed his mind because of threats from both inside and outside Egypt.

“Whoever has an opportunity to come forward to protect this country, and this people and their future, had to come forward” Mr Sisi said.

If he does become president, Mr Sisi will be the latest in a line of Egyptian rulers drawn from the military, going back to the 1950s – a line only briefly broken during President Morsi’s year in office.

Human rights groups say the military-backed authorities have displayed increasing hostility to independent media and to political opponents.

Since Mr Morsi’s overthrow more than 1,000 people have been killed and thousands of members of Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood been detained by the interim authorities, who have designated the Islamist movement a terrorist group.

BBC

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2 responses to “Egypt’s al-Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood “will not exist” If I win”

  1. Btru2u Avatar

    Abdul Nasir tried to do eliminate the Ikhwan nearly a century ago.
    What is happening to brotherhood is similar to what happened Syed Kutub .( imprisonment and torture)
    Quran9:32 They want to extinguish God’s [guiding] light with their utterances: but God will not allow [this to pass], for He has willed to spread His light in all its fullness, however hateful this may be to all who deny the truth.

  2. Btru2u Avatar

    Sayyid Qutb said:

    “When Islaam makes it declaration for the liberation of mankind on earth, so that they may only serve God alone, those who usurp God’s authority try to silence it. They will never tolerate it or leave it in peace. Islaam will not sit idle either. It will move to deprive them of their power so that people can be freed of their shackles. This is the permanent state of affairs which necessitates the continuity of jihaad until all submission is made to God alone.”

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