Egyptian government says that a reconciliation with Muslim Brotherhood is still possible
Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy called on the Muslim Brotherhood to join in "an Egypt for all Egyptians."
Speaking in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, Hegazy said that the Brotherhood could "seize the moment" and "rejoin the political process."
Ms. Ammanpor asked Mr. Hegazy about the detention of Brotherhood members by security forces. In response, Hegazy said that the government only targeted members of the Brotherhood who engaged in violence.
Egypt's constitution is currently being amended by a committee selected by the interim government. The committee working on the Constitution does not include any members of the Brotherhood. Despite this, Ahram Online says that Hegazy told Amanpour that the current constitutional amendment process is inclusive and that the 2012 constitution, which was endorsed via referendum under Morsi, was written by the Brotherhood and their Islamist allies.
"Now in the [constitutional amendment] committee of the 50 you have all Egypt there," Hegazy said, adding that the drafting body includes Muslims, Christians, artists, and intellectuals.
Hegazy said he is making effort to convince the Brotherhood to let go of what he said was "escalating rhetoric" on their part.
Morsi is currently being held in prison on charges of inciting violence against protesters during his term in office.
In a response to a question about Mr. Mori's whereabouts, Mr. Hegazy said that he is in a "safe place."
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