The PJ Tatler

Video: Egyptian businessman fears Muslim Brotherhood takeover

He must be watching too much Glenn Beck.

CAIRO — A leading Egyptian businessman who calls his newspaper and TV station “the voice of the protesters” says he’s concerned the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Egypt’s revolution.

“There is a real fear they will hijack (the movement) … The problem with these people is they will say you want a democracy, fine, you get elected in a democracy. Then you get Iranian version of democracy where they shoot their own people,” said Naguib Sawiris, speaking to Fox News from his 26th-floor Cairo office at the Nile Towers complex.

Sawiris was the first and only of Egypt’s top business leaders to support the revolution — at great personal risk. He is now trying to broker a solution between the protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak leave office and the president who refuses to step down before his term ends in September.

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