28 November 2012

Egypt: Aboul Fotouh - Some Opposition Powers Want to Settle Scores With Brotherhood

"What some opposition powers in Egypt are currently doing is a settling of accounts with the Muslim Brotherhood," former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh said on Wednesday.

"Whoever wants to settle accounts with the brotherhood can do that but not at the expense of the nation ... We want to build our country," Aboul Fotouh added.

In his speech to the Egyptian community in Washington today, Aboul Fotouh expressed his rejection of the item giving immunity to the president's decisions.

"This cannot be said after the revolution," the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported the former presidential candidate as saying.

A number of civil opposition leaders, chief among them Mohamed ElBaradei, Amr Moussa and Hamdeen Sabahi, had formed what they called a committee to save the nation and revoke the constitutional declaration.

They also called on those who oppose the declaration to continue their protest and sit-in in Tahrir Square.

Copyright © 2012 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.