Friday, April 12, 2013

Egypt would "love" to see Israel as part of a regional union, says Islamist MP

Say what?
Egyptians “would love” to be part of an Islamic Union model which will bring together not only the Muslim countries but Israel as well to discuss how to solve regional conflicts, a prominent Islamist member of Egyptian parliament told a Turkish television station during a visit to Istanbul this week.

Abdulmawgoud Dardery, head of the Foreign Relations Committee at Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), told Turkey's A9 TV that Egyptians “cannot wait” to see the formation of an Islamic Union model, in which even non-Islamic countries such as Israel, Russia and Armenia take part, according to a press report by the Turkish channel sent to Al Arabiya.

Dardery made the statement in response to a question by Turkish author Adnan Oktar during a talk show on A9 TV. When Oktar asked him about an Islamic union model. which will bring unity to the region Dardery “heartily agreed in principle,” according to the report and said Egyptians “would do whatever it takes on their part to contribute to that,” the report added.
I have a feeling we will be seeing some serious backtracking next week.