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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Feb-05-11 11:32 PM
Muslim Brotherhood agrees to talks with Egypt’s Suleiman
Source: The Globe and Mail
The Muslim Brotherhood said on Saturday would be enter into dialogue with Vice President Omar Suleiman to pull Egypt out of its worst crisis in 30 years.
A spokesman for the Brotherhood, the most influential and organized opposition group, said the talks will take place at the cabinet at 11:00 a.m local time on Sunday to discuss the process of Mr. Mubarak leaving office, the right to protest in public places and guarantees for their safety.
The Brotherhood said it has the right to abandon the talks if they are going nowhere. The talks will focus on the future of the state and the transitional government.
“We have decided to engage in a round of dialogue to ascertain the seriousness of officials towards the demands of the people and their willingness to respond to them,” a Brotherhood spokesman told Reuters.
Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/crisis-in-egy... /dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sat Feb-05-11 11:34 PM
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1. Wow..how do the people in Tahrir feel about that, I wonder?sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Feb-05-11 11:35 PM
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2. Probably optimistic. ntnyy1998 (809 posts) Sat Feb-05-11 11:40 PM
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3. They should be, it's a good sign of progress. Hopefully these talks go somewhere ntMatilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Feb-06-11 12:17 AM
5. I don't see how the Muslim Brotherhood can be left out of talks.
They don't appear to be as extreme as the west might fear, and the big problem in negotiating with Sulieman alone is that he's Mubarak's choice.He wasn't elected by the people; he was appointed. We don't know his real agenda, and how much he is under Mubarak's sway.4saken (42 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Feb-06-11 12:45 AM
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7. That would certainly depend on how you define extreme.
"Pew found that 82% of Egyptians support stoning as a punishment for adultery, 84% favor the death penalty for Muslims who leave the religion"
And that is regarding the total population, not just those identified with the Muslim Brotherhood.
"The Brotherhood's stated goal is to instill the Qur'an and Sunnah as the "sole reference point for ... ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community ... and state"
Informing not only their own action's, but the state's ... not only directly, but strictly, with mythology and tradition. The utter rejection of reason when developing their convictions is scary indeed. Similarly seen by Christians in the US who want their Biblical law in the government. And should be kept as far from it as possible.