Naguib Sawiris, Egypt's second richest man, currently residing in London, revealed on Tuesday he had 'no choice' but to leave Egypt because of the way the Muslim Brotherhood, the group which President Mohamed Morsi hails from, is running the country.
In an interview on the Egyptian private television channel, Dream TV, Sawiris, was very frank in voicing his worries about his and his family's business prospects under a 'Brotherhood-ruled Egypt.'
"I'd rather live in Egypt, but I have no choice other than to leave," the 57-year-old billionaire explained. "We are one of the biggest business families in Egypt... but we are being deliberately attacked [by the political leadership]."
"In the President's speech, he singled us [the Sawiris family] out, and said we owe taxes," he told his interviewer. "What taxes? They filed a case against us that is completely false," he said, referring to a speech President Morsi gave on 6 October 2012.(...)
A very vocal critic of the Islamist political movement in general and the Muslim Brotherhood in specific, Sawiris was subject to fierce campaigns against him and calls to boycott Mobinil, a mobile carrier that he founded.
"What's happening now in Egypt resembles Mussolini's rise to power in fascist Italy," he said, asserting that the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to take full control of the Egyptian state.