Shenouda knows president must be Muslim, says prominent Islamist

“Pope Shenouda knows very well that Egypt’s president must be Muslim,” said prominent Islamist and presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh.

Fotouh criticized the media for warning against Islamic rule. “The media talks about the Islamists as if they come from Mars,” he said sarcastically.

He also confirmed that he is running in the elections independently from the Muslim Brotherhood, of which he is a member.

"I have always separated preaching from politics,” he said. “And I would be the president of all Egyptians, not only the members of the [Muslim Brotherhood] group.”

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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