'We Want What You Have: We Want our Freedom'


There are still many people here who are suspicious, even though the Muslim Brotherhood -- which is a banned Islamic party and has 28 percent of the vote -- years ago renounced violence, the people are suspicious. They know that the way parties behave while trying to gain power can be much different than the way they behave when they are in power.

But right now, the Muslim Brotherhood has joined with the secular opposition groups to choose the very secular Mohamed ElBaradei as their representative to negotiate with the government.

He told me Sunday that Egypt does not want an Islamic revolution and that fears of one are "bogus." But he also is mindful that there needs to be an orderly transition, although he is calling for Mubarak to go and for there to be a national salvation government.

I've known ElBaradei for years and I've interviewed him and spent time with him. This is the last place I would have imagined seeing him.

He is a distinguished, elderly gentleman, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, not particularly charismatic and until now, he has not had a tremendous grassroots following. But he says he has come here because he believes somebody has to face down this regime. And for now, his is the public face of the opposition.

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