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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Open to Crisis Talks

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protest at  Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo, Aug. 6, 2013.
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protest at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo, Aug. 6, 2013.
Reuters
— The Muslim Brotherhood is ready to take part in talks on Egypt's political crisis mediated by the country's leading Islamic authority, as long as they are on the right terms, its spokesman said on Tuesday.
 
“If they stick to the rules we're asking for, yes,” Gehad El-Haddad told Reuters, saying talks must be based on the “restoration of constitutional legitimacy” but adding that Al-Azhar had yet to table any initiative to the Brotherhood.
 
Al-Azhar, Egypt's leading Islamic authority, said last week it would call for a meeting on the country's crisis, after international mediation failed.
 
Al-Azhar's proposed talks are the only publicly declared effort to end the crisis peacefully.
 
Haddad also said the Brotherhood would be opposed to any initiatives offered by Al-Azhar's Grand Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, because of his support for the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
 
Haddad said there had been contacts with other Azhar officials.

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by: ali baba from: new york
August 13, 2013 7:46 PM
Muslim brotherhood is acting as thugs .they are using violent to impose themselves. They had one year and people rejected them .and they have been rejected for 60 years.it is the time to understand that no body like them and accept the fact .no talks with Muslim brotherhood criminal even some senators want that

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