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Nour Party: Don't Blame Islamists For Brotherhood's Mistakes

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, the head of the Egyptian Salafist Al-Nour Party, discusses the mistakes of the Muslim Brotherhood and the upcoming elections.
Younes Makhyoun (2nd R), head of the Salafist al-Nour Party attends a news conference with Presidential Media Advisor and spokesman Ahmed al-Muslimani (2nd L) at the party's headquarters in Cairo August 28, 2013. During the conference, Makhyoun stated that the Egyptian armed forces are a red line and reiterated al-Nour's support of the army's roadmap back to democracy, according to local media. Picture taken August 28, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA) - RTX12ZWG
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ABU HUMMUS, Egypt — The head of the Salafist Al-Nour Party, Younes Makhioun, warned against what he described as deviations in the road map developed by the military council in Egypt under the leadership of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the aftermath of June 30.

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in the garden of his rural home, Makhioun confirmed that these deviations threaten the success of the road map and go beyond the transitional phase. He accused the current regime in Egypt and the civil forces led by the National Salvation Front (NSF) of practicing a policy of exclusion against the Islamist movements, and of committing the same mistakes as the previous regime and Mohammed Morsi.

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