The head of Egypt's Salafist Nour Party, Younis Makhioun, stated Saturday that the road to democracy comes through elections, not protests, imploring supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to stop demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
GHARBIA, Egypt: Clashes erupted between 22 Muslim Brotherhood members and security forces at Tanta Court during the former’s trial on Saturday.
Assistant to the head of media affairs of the Salafist Nour party Nader Bakkar criticised the Muslim Brotherhood after Brotherhood loyalists held a demonstration outside his residence and reportedly chanted slogans offending him and his family.
Egyptian hardline Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy said Saturday during his ongoing trial that photos of him following his arrest released by Egypt's Interior Ministry were fabricated, according to the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party website.
Clashes erupted on Saturday afternoon between Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators and locals in the port city of Damietta, 200 kilometres north of Cairo.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement Wednesday demanding Egypt's public prosecutor investigate the detention and abuse of anti-Morsi protesters at the hand of Muslim Brotherhood members during last Wednesday's clashes at the presidential palace.
CAIRO: The Salafist Nour Party will not ally with the Muslim Brotherhood in the near future and calls for voting for the constitution, said head of Nour Party’s media affairs Nader Bakkar at a press conference Thursday.
The pro-Mohamed Morsy National Alliance to Support Legitimacy called on its supporters to participate in Friday’s demonstrations and asked them to prepare for “a grave matter” that it did not disclose.
CAIRO: “The interim president Adly Mansour does not have the right to amend the draft of the constitution,” said the vice chairman of The Salafist Call, Yasser Borhamy, during his lesson in Taqwa Mosque in Alexandria.
The head of the Jama’a al-Islamiya Shura Council, Sheikh Essam Derbala, accepted the resignation of leading member Assem Abdel Magued.
National Alliance Supporting Legitimacy (NASL) has expressed rejection toward the new constitution saying it instead supports the 2012 constitution. It has refused to participate in the referendum to approve the new amended constitution.
Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Zidan said a partnership will soon develop between revolutionary groups, the Brotherhood and the National Alliance Supporting Legitimacy (NASL), which supports deposed President Mohamed Morsy, to confront what he described as “the regime’s oppressive practices.”
CAIRO: The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy will keep on protesting and refusing the roadmap, even if the constitution is passed in the referendum, Islamic Party general secretary Mohamed Abo Samra said Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Tuesday, that the issue of Assem Abdel Magued, a leading member of Jama’a al-Islamiya, who is on the run in Qatar, would be dealt with through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), since it is a judicial matter at the end of the day.
CAIRO: Mohamed Abdel Salam, legal advisor to the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, said he did not participate in drafting a constitution that is against religion, adding that people who think that the new constitution is against religion are delusional.
The pro-Mohamed Morsy National Alliance to Support Legitimacy meets on Tuesday with a delegation from the European Union, which has arrived in Cairo on Sunday evening, in a three-day visit, during which they meet many officials, to discuss the latest developments of the situation in Egypt .
CAIRO: Youm7 and The Cairo Post will publish Tuesday the first in a series of exclusive Muslim Brotherhood private records, including the confessions of Mohammed Badie, Khairat el-Shater and Mohamed Morsi during the first transition period, the Brotherhood’s pressuring of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and their secret relationship with United States and the European Union.
CAIRO: Shaaban Abdel Alim, assistant secretary general of the Nour Party, ruled out running a referendum on the constitution in the coming period, referring to students’ protests.
FAYOUM, Egypt: Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood students in Fayoum University formed Tuesday a human chain in front of the faculty of science inside the campus and another one at the entrance to the Faculty of Archaeology, carrying banners condemning last week’s court ruling sentencing 14 young girls in Alexandria to 11 years in prison.
During his year as president, Egypt's Mohamed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.
Hundreds of Cairo University students staged a march on Sunday against the violence that took place on Thursday and the killing of an Cairo University engineering student.
Engineering students at Cairo University begin sit-in over the death of Mohamed Reda, who they say was killed by police on campus