CAIRO: Egyptian writer Mohamed Slamawy strongly condemned the assassination attempt against the interior minister, describing it as the “beginning of a dangerous phase for the Muslim Brotherhood, to come back to their traditional weapon: bombing and assassination.” He said the Brotherhood has used such means since its establishment.
Salmawy, also chair of the Writers’ Union, told Youm7 that “society well never let this happen, because the assassination era has gone, and this kind of policy will hasten the end of the Brotherhood.”
He added that the attempted assassination proves to the world that the Brotherhood never gave up its traditional weapon – assassination – and that whenever the group faces a challenge it returns to terrorism.
He wished this attempt would be a turning point in dealing with terrorism, and to be faced firmly by the Egyptian state.
Translated from Youm7.