Obama & Muslim Brotherhood Agree: Mubarak Must Begin To Transition Power Now

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Muslim Brotherhood seniors Essam el-Erian, centre right, and Saad el-Katatni, centre left, take part in a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. (AP/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

The Muslim Brotherhood today announced that protests would continue until Mubarak has left office.
Via the Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has said that President Mubarak’s pledge to step down in three months was not enough to end the protests. According to the report:

Matt Bradley in CairoThe Muslim Brotherhood, which is working with a coalition of opposition groups, was quick to say President Mubarak’s pledge to step down months from now wasn’t enough and that the protests will continue.“No one is satisfied,” said Mohammed Morsey, a spokesman for the group. “He and his system have already failed, and the people do not want him to continue with his colleagues. He has to leave.”The Muslim Brotherhood, which is working with a coalition of opposition groups, was quick to say President Mubarak’s pledge to step down months from now wasn’t enough and that the protests will continue.“No one is satisfied,” said Mohammed Morsey, a spokesman for the group. “He and his system have already failed, and the people do not want him to continue with his colleagues. He has to leave.”

It should be noted that the Muslim Brotherhood today has become a global network and that the Egyptian mother branch is not necessarily the most important part of the movement. Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, close to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, is often referred to by the GMBDR as the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, an acknowledgement of his role as the de facto spiritual leader of the movement. In 2004, Qaradawi turned down the offer to lead the Egyptian Brotherhood after the death of the Supreme Guide.

Barack Obama agreed.
The transition of power in Egypt must begin immediately.
The Atlantic reported:

We have spoken out on the need for change. After his speech tonight, I spoke directly to president Mubarak. He recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. Indeed all of us who are privileged to serve in political positions of power do so at the will of our people. Through thousands of years Egypt has known many moments of transformation. The voices of the Egyptian people tell us this is one of those moments; this is one of those times.

Now, it is not the role of any other country to determine Egypt’s leaders, only the Egyptian people can do that. What is clear and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.

Coincidence?

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