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Wanted by Egypt’s government

July 15th, 2013
04:27 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

The Muslim Brotherhood’s number one goal for Egypt is the restoration of democracy, a senior member of that party told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

“This country is the main concern of us now,” el-Erian said, speaking on the phone from Cairo.

Egypt’s public prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for el-Erian, who is the deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing.

Mohamed Morsy, the former president of Egypt, elected as the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, is still in custody and his whereabouts are unknown.

“We are continuing our revolutionary steps peacefully, [with] demonstrations all over the country,” el-Erian told Amanpour, who was reporting from London.

Members of Egypt’s interim government, at all levels, declined requests for an interview on Monday.


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  1. Reality

    I don't think democracy is possible in Egypt until there is military.

    July 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • Tarek Elabd

      Democracy is an ongoing process that grows, often deviates from its course, corrects its bearings and matures. The potential in Egypt is good despite the drawbacks. Democracy existed in Egypt before the 1952 coup and it is on its way back. In the past two and a half years, since January 25th 2011,the revolution was stolen but now, the people have regained it. We will have democracy even if it takes years for it to mature.

      July 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Reply
      • Reality

        When you have one top political party completely banned, their media outlet completely banned, their leaders are in Jails, their businesses are being closed, How do you expect democracy to work ? Its not democratic process at all, Its Nazism.

        July 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm |
  2. Shadi shobokshi

    Egypt does not welcome terrorism or hate. Egypt is love and welcomes life. Muslims and Christians stand together as one, as Egyptians to fight closed minded ignorant radicals.

    July 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  3. Shadi shobokshi

    All the havoc that has been happening in Egypt: the kidnappings of men, women and children, the death of hundreds and thousand; preying on the innocent by using lies and creating fake crimes just to get the poor and uneducated people to believe in your fiendish evil plans, will not shield you from the dark walls you built around you.
    "You cannot play a president of Egypt then wash your hands off from the problems, and major havoc that you've created. Sooner or later the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done anymore."

    July 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Reply

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