The leader of the military coup Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has claimed that once he becomes president of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood will not exist. This is despite the fact that he repeatedly said, after the July 3 coup, that no political group would be excluded.
In a TV interview with journalists Lamis Al-Hadidi and Ibrahim Eissa he said that he would not allow the existence of the Brotherhood.
During the interview Eissa asked: "Would those who vote for you in the elections be giving their votes to one who will ban the existence of the Brotherhood?"
Al-Sisi answered firmly: "Yes. Exactly."
Ibrahim Eissa: One very important point. Let us go back to the Egyptian citizen who, should he decide to elect you and insert into the ballot box a paper bearing your name, would do so knowing that you intend to finish off the Muslim Brotherhood. That is he would know that the candidate he has chosen and elected would not allow the existence of the Muslim Brotherhood group under his rule?
Al-Sisi: Yes. Exactly.