The Salafi-oriented Nour Party has begun to rally Salafi leaders to garner support among the Salafi bloc for a “yes” vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum.
Fourteen Muslim Brotherhood supporters were put into custody for 15 days pending investigation on Sunday after being arrested during the clashes that took place in Helmeyet al-Zaytoon last Friday .
CAIRO: Ministry of Interior spokesperson Hany Abdel Latif said the ministry security agencies, in coordination with the military, are ready to secure the referendum process.
Egypt's second-largest Islamist group, the Nour Party, has claimed the Muslim Brotherhood urged it to attack opponents of Mohamed Morsi outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
CAIRO: Salfi Call and Shura Council member Sheikh Mohamed el-Qady criticized what he described as an attempt to distort the image of the Call and Nour Party by showing them as personalized entities representing certain people.
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 .
Engineering students at Cairo University begin sit-in over the death of Mohamed Reda, who they say was killed by police on campus