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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Shouted Down By Unity Protesters

by | 1st, February 2011

EGYPT in Chaos: Will the Islamists take power and seize control, replacing one authoritarian regime with another?

The BBC says Mohamed ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood  may already be divided :

However, there have been some signs of disagreement within the opposition, with the largest group, the Muslim Brotherhood, appearing to go back on its endorsement of leading figure Mohamed ElBaradei as a negotiator with Mr Mubarak.

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsy, told the BBC: “The Muslim Brotherhood is much stronger than Mohamed ElBaradei.”

Oh really?

Gamal Nasser, a spokesman for the Brotherhood, told DPA that his group was in talks with Mohammed ElBaradei – the former UN nuclear watchdog chief – to form a national unity government without the National Democratic Party of Mubarak.

The group is also demanding an end to the draconian Emergency Laws, which grant police wide-ranging powers The laws have been used often to arrest and harass the Islamist group…

Speaking to CNN later Sunday, ElBaradei said he had a popular and political mandate to negotiate the creation of a national unity government.

“I have been authorized — mandated — by the people who organized these demonstrations and many other parties to agree on a national unity government…

“I hope that I should be in touch soon with the army and we need to work together. The army is part of Egypt,” the opposition leader added.

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