CAIRO: National Salvation Front member and Deputy Director of Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Wahid Abdul Mageed said he supports outreach to Muslim Brotherhood youth, and added society must differentiate between criminals and youth.
In a statement to Youm7, he said that he supports attempts at reconciliation, such as those seen by Islamist leaders in the 90s.
Abdul Mageed added that we must find a way for the Brotherhood youth to return to political and social life once again, by reviewing both the mistakes committed during Morsi’s rule, along with the ideology resulting from these mistakes.
He added that these meetings should be held with the Brotherhood youth members who have the power to influence others.
Abdul Mageed’s statements come in a general atmosphere of tension, following the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi on June 3rd. His ouster was followed by various protests and sit-ins, which were forcefully dispersed by security forces on August 14. On September 23 the Muslim Brotherhood was officially dissolved by a Cairo court in a ruling that authorized the government to seize all of the group’s assets.