In Egypt, Fears that Muslim Brotherhood May Seize Power Like Hamas

[MEMRI] Tariq Hasan, a columnist for the Egyptian government daily Al-Ahram, wrote on June 23: "In Egypt there are those who are trying to reproduce what Hamas did in Gaza....In light of this severe threat...we must learn the lessons without delay." The editor of Al-Gomhouriya, Muhammad 'Ali Ibrahim, wrote on the same day: "It is possible that Hamas will receive orders from Iran and will carry them out, and then it will drag the region into a destructive total war. It is also possible that Tehran will convince the Hamas leaders to repeat Hizbullah's experience....All that Hamas is capable of doing is to be crack troops of suicide. Unfortunately, however, they are not committing suicide alone. They are forcing the entire people to commit suicide, and I fear that this is the same tactic and path that the Brotherhood in Egypt is taking."

2007-06-28 01:00:00

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