Brotherhood warns military council of refusing to hand over power

The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to take to the streets and mobilize the Egyptian people should the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) not hand over power to a civil authority after its set deadline.

“The people will bear no more tyranny,” Brotherhood Deputy Supreme Guide Khairat al-Shater told the Al Jazeera satellite channel on Wednesday. “They have not gotten their rights yet, and they will return to Tahrir Square if need be.”

Shater denied that the Brotherhood has a special relationship with the US administration. “We have met with 200 different foreign delegations since the revolution, of which only a few were American,” he explained. “They all wanted to get acquainted with the Brotherhood.”

Certain forces are trying to bring pack the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak by re-infiltrating the parliament, he continued, pointing to attempts to set supra-constitutional principles before the writing of the new constitution.

Shater also accused former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly of inciting sectarian strife in Egypt. He mentioned that the Brotherhood is making efforts to schedule a meeting with Pope Shenouda III, the leader of the Coptic Church in Egypt.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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