The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

What the Brothers said about the constitution in 2011

A Muslim Brotherhood leader on bin Laden, Israel and Egypt’s elections - The Washington Post

From a May 2011 interview with Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian:

Will the Muslim Brotherhood win the next election because it is so organized?

The next election must represent all political factions, even weak groups. We as the Muslim Brotherhood are keen to have a coalition to go to the elections together to have a parliament that represents all Egyptians, not only powerful groups. All Egyptians must be represented — Muslims, Coptics, leftists, liberalists, nationalists, Islamists — all must be there to have a neutral committee to write the constitution. This is very important for a real democracy.

[via Nour Nour]