Egypt Independent

Sudan opposition leader: Islamist coup in Egypt possible

Fears that an Islamist trend could take power in Egypt could be realized, said Sudanese opposition leader and chief of Sudan's Popular Congress Party Hassan al-Turabi.

In an interview with privately-owned Al-Hayah TV channel on Saturday, Turabi referred to the possibility that chaos could erupt in Egypt during the interim period.

He added that his visit to Egypt aims at providing advice after the January revolution “so Egyptians don’t bring a narrow-minded Islamic trend or the military to power."

He will visit presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, he said, as he represents the open-minded Islamic trend in Egypt.

Regarding Mohamed ElBaradei and Abouel Fotouh, Turabi said they have different backgrounds but similar approaches when it comes to the constitution, the law and freedoms.

Islamic movements around the world, according to Turabi, are currently more flexible than before and this change is driven by people rather than the political or cultural elite alone.

Translated from the Arabic Edition