Pro-democracy and liberal third force Egyptians have to choose a President from an Islamic fundamentalist and militant dictator after infighting among themselves.
Similar dilemma will be faced by Malaysians who have to choose a PM from an Islamic fundamentalist and a Malay radical if pro-democracy and liberal third force is not learning a lesson from Egypt.
Brotherhood’s candidate vows break with old Egyptian ways
CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for the Egyptian presidential runoff promised Tuesday he would break sharply with the ways of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak, a day after angry protesters burned down the headquarters of his challenger who served as prime minister in the old regime.
Mohammed Morsi appeared to be trying to cash in on public resentment of his rival Ahmed Shafiq’s ties to Mubarak at a news conference where he offered something for everyone, from the military to the revolutionaries, women and minority Christians. Morsi has been scrambling to broaden his base of support ahead of the June 16-17 runoff.
“When I am president, the presidency will not be reduced to one person,” he said. “The [...]