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BROTHERHOOD NO THREAT
“They understand the majority [of Egyptians] is not in favor of their ideology,” Ambassador Hussein Hassouna told The Washington Times on Friday.
“The world has to accept them as part of Egyptian society. … I’m not alarmed about their role.”
Mr. Hassouna, an Egyptian diplomat, noted that the revolution in his country was led mostly by “young, well-educated” demonstrators who risked their lives for democracy, not Islamic jihad.
“This augurs well for the future of Egypt,” he said.
Hosni Mubarak, ousted this month in an anti-government revolution that swept Egypt, had outlawed the Brotherhood, but a military council running a transitional government has been dealing with Brotherhood representatives as part of an effort to prepare all opposition parties for elections.
Mr. Hassouna, in his interview after an interfaith conference at The Times on Friday, also denounced embattled Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and expressed disappointment that the United States vetoed a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Jerusalem.
“It is very sad what is happening [in Libya],” the ambassador said. “The winds of change have blown over the Middle East.”
“We pray for the victims,” he said, referring to the hundreds of Libyans killed in more than a week of protests.
Mr. Hassouna called the U.S. veto of a Feb. 18 U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements “very unfortunate.”
“It sends the wrong message to the Arab world,” he said.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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