There are two camps within the Brotherhood, the hawks and the doves. But historically, the final say is with the superior hawks: don't give up because doing so threatens the organization with collapse and the Brotherhood would need another 50 years to return. This was the message of the Brotherhood's hawk Khairat al-Shater to Islamist president Mohammad Mursi.
He prevented him from accepting the Egyptian army's call 10 days ago, and the military warned that they will not allow crises to disturb the country's security, voicing hope that it reaches a political solution with other political parties.
The second opinion is reconciliatory and pragmatic. They told the president that it would be wise to accept the demands of the opposition. Foreign Islamic leaders called for such cooperation. It's attributed to Sheikh Rashed al-Ghannouchi, head of the Tunisian Ennahda movement, in which he said "we grew old waiting for this historical moment" and urged for reconciliation so the opportunity wouldn’t be wasted.
The Brotherhood's fascism
The Brotherhood lost the moment. They lost the governance of the biggest Arab country - a governance that they easily were served on a golden platter.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
The Brotherhood's problem can be summed up in one word: Fascism. As painful and hurtful as this word is, it unfortunately properly describes the mentality leading the Brotherhood. Nazism was a national movement in Germany and Fascism was also as such in Italy. Nazism won in democratic elections but Hitler and his party cancelled institutions and decided to eliminate their rivals claiming that the national project Hitler is leading justifies such a move.
The Brotherhood kept talking about believing in co-existence with people of different ideas, of accepting the peaceful transition of power and most importantly of working within institutions. But once they attained authority, they clashed with the political parties that began the revolution.
They eliminated the parties that voted for them whether they were youths, Nasserites and others as well as parties who allied with them against their rival Ahmad Shafiq. After winning the presidency, the Brotherhood engaged in a dispute with state institutions. They wanted to exclude the republic's Grand Mufti, expel the Al-Azhar Sheikh, isolate the attorney general and alter all judicial leaders. They even isolated defense minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi who stood with the revolution and enabled the Brotherhood to attain the presidency. All these hurt parties formed a front against the Brotherhood by allying with those already excluded, like the Copts and the remnants of the previous regime.