Former Pesident Carter:muslim Brotherhood is Secular in Egypt. Military Remains in Control.

Former President Jimmy Carter believes the Muslim Brotherhood is no is no threat Egypt and is people. The military remains in control. From the Austin American-Statesman:

The Egyptian military won’t ignore its citizens’ demands for open elections, even if the military has an interest in keeping power, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday at a University of Texas lecture.

It was the first time Carter has spoken publicly about recent developments in the Middle East, including the uprising in Egypt that led to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Since the successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, citizens in several other countries in the region — including Iran, Libya and Bahrain — also have staged protests in hopes of creating revolutions, demanding dramatic changes to government.

“My guess is the (Egyptian) military leaders don’t want to give up their political influence or power,” Carter said. But the military has seen what the demonstrators have done and will most likely submit to their demands, he said.

“The demonstrators will not accept anything less than honest, fair and open elections,” he said, adding that his foundation, the Carter Center, will be as “involved as possible” in bringing about successful Egyptian elections in September.

Tthe former President tries to re assure his audience a Uof T Austin{

“I think the Muslim Brotherhood is not anything to be afraid of in the upcoming (Egyptian) political situation and the evolution I see as most likely,” Carter said. “They will be subsumed in the overwhelming demonstration of desire for freedom and true democracy.”

Funny thing he said the same thing about the Ayatollah Khomeni in 1979; Just before Iran became a Islamic Republic!


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