Tagged: Mohammed Morsi

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government planned on fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but were saved from that fate by the June 30th revolution. He is also calling for rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, especially as tensions between the US and Iran are calming. Continue reading

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Armed Forces prepare to secure the referendum on the draft constitution, Facebook (Egypt), 10 January 2014

As the dates for Egypt’s constitutional referendum approach (14-15 January 2014), the Armed Forces are demonstrating their capacity to keep the peace under the watchful eye of Minister of Defence, Deputy Prime Minister and national hero General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. Multiple groups have announced that they will be voting against the new constitution or are calling for a boycott of the referendum after the Egyptian military overthrew deposed President Mohammed Morsi last July. An unofficial English translation of the proposed constitution can be accessed here.

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Egyptian hotline to report on MB, Egyptian Police Facebook Page, 26 December 2013

In the wake of a new law banning the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian government has set up a hotline for citizens to report anyone suspected of association with the Islamist group, now labeled as a terrorist organization. Clearly, the transitional government in Egypt is not interested in a political solution with the country’s Islamist groups, nor in involving the Brotherhood in any stage of the political process.

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What could Mubarak tell Sisi?, MSN Arabia, 14 December 2013

Tamer Azab writes a hypothetical list of tips that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would give to General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in order to not meet the same fate as Mubarak. Speculation continues that Sisi will run for president in the elections scheduled for 2014. Continue reading

Morsi supporters in Fayoum organize a march to protest “demonstration law,” Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 25 November 2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi organized a demonstration in the city of Fayoum on Monday to protest new law in Egypt banning protests without prior police notification. Continue reading

President Morsi’s defence team delivers his statement to the Egyptian people this afternoon, Ikhwan Online (Egypt), 13 November 2013

هيئة الدفاع عن الرئيس مرسي تلقي بيانه إلى الشعب المصري ظهر اليوم

الرئيس محمد مرسي

تعقد هيئة الدفاع عن الرئيس د. محمد مرسي مؤتمرًا صحفيًّا في الـ12 من ظهر اليوم, برئاسة د. محمد سليم العوا, المحامي والمرشح الرئاسي السابق, بمقر حزب الاستقلال “العمل الجديد سابقًا”؛ للكشف عن تفاصيل زيارتهم للرئيس وما تم الاتفاق عليه، جاء ذلك بعد زيارتهم للرئيس أمس بسجون برج العرب

شمل الوفد كلاًّ من الدكتور محمد سليم العوا، ومحمد الدماطي وكيل نقابة المحامين، ومحمد طوسون، وأسامة الحلو، وأسامة مرسي، نجل الرئيس بصفته محاميًا

يذكر أن الوفد يحمل بيانًا من الرئيس موجهًا إلى الأمة وإلى الشعب المصري؛ الذي يؤكد ثباته على موقفه ومواصلة  الصمود
وأكد محمد الدماطي أن الأمر لن يقتصر على الدفاع عن الرئيس وإنما سيصل لرفع قضايا ضد النظام الحالي وتحريك دعاوى قضائية ضده، مؤكدًا أن الرئيس صامد وأن معنوياته مرتفعة جدًّا

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President Morsi’s defence team delivers his statement to the Egyptian people this afternoon

President Mohammed Morsi

The defence team of President Dr. Mohammed Morsi held a press conference at 12:00 noon today, chaired by Dr. Mohammed Salim al-Awa, lawyer and former presidential candidate, at the headquarters of the Independence Party (previously known as al-Amal al-Jadid), to release details of their visit to the President and what has been agreed upon. This comes after their visit to the President yesterday at the Burj al-Arab prison.

The delegation included Dr. Mohammed Salim al-Awa, Mohammed al-Damati – from the Lawyers Union – Mohammed Tosson, Osama al-Helu, and Osama Morsi – in his capacity as a lawyer.

The delegation held a statement from the President, directed to the nation and the Egyptian people, which confirmed his steadfastness in his position and his continued resilience.

Mohammed al-Damati confirmed that the issue will not be restricted to the defence of the President, but rather it will file lawsuits against the current regime and remove the lawsuits against Morsi. He confirmed that the President is steadfast and his spirits are very high.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Article available at Ikhwan Online.

“Jordan sighs breath of relief after fall of the Brotherhood in Egypt”, Al-Hayat (Iraq), 12th July 2013

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Source: Al-Hayat - Protester in Egypt

Source: Al-Hayat – Protester in Egypt

يرى محللون أن الاردن تنفس الصعداء اثر “سقوط حكم الاخوان” في مصر بعد ان عزل الجيش الرئيس محمد مرسي، والذي يرجح ان ينعكس على نفوذ وطموحات الحركة الاسلامية المعارضة في المملكة والتي تقود حراكاً يطالب باصلاح شامل.

وأصدرت وزارة الخارجية الاردنية بياناً بعد نحو ساعتين على اطاحة الجيش المصري بالرئيس الاسلامي محمد مرسي اكدت فيه “احترام ارادة الشعب المصري”، وعقب تولي رئيس المحكمة الدستورية العليا عدلي منصور ادارة البلاد مؤقتاً ارسل له الملك عبدالله الثاني برقية تهنئة اكد فيها دعم “ارادة الشعب”.

ويقول مدير مركز القدس للدراسات السياسية عريب الرنتاوي، ان “الأردن كان من بين ثلاث دول هي الأسرع والأوضح في التعبيرعن ترحيبها بالإطاحة بمرسي، إلى جانب السعودية والإمارات، لإعتبار أن كل دولة من هذه الدول لديها مشكلة خاصة مع الإخوان المسلمين فيها ومع الجماعة في الإقليم برمته”.

وأضاف “لاشك ان الأردن مرتاح الآن، هناك فئات واسعة من المجتمع الاردني بما فيها اصدقاء الاخوان المسلمين بدأوا ينظرون بعين الشك والريبة لحقيقة المشروع الاصلاحي الاخواني ولعمق المفاهيم الديمقراطية في خطاب الجماعة”.

ورأى ان “على الاخوان المسلمين ان يبذلوا جهوداً مضاعفة الآن لإقناع الآخرين بمصداقيتهم، فبعد فشل تجربة حكمهم في مصر اصبح من الصعب ان يصدق احد احاديثهم عن الآخر وعن المشاركة والتعددية والتداول السلمي للسلطة”.

ووصلت حركة الاخوان المسلمين التي ينتمي اليها الرئيس المصري المعزول محمد مرسي، اول رئيس منتخب ديمقراطياً، إلى السلطة نتيجة ثورات الربيع العربي التي اندلعت عام 2011.

واوضح الرنتاوي “هناك تحولات وانقلابات في خطاب الاخوان في مصر وتحريض على العنف واستخدام الارهاب وتبريره في مواجهة ما حصل، وهذا زرع فجوة كبيرة بينهم وبين حتى حلفائهم في المجتمعات العربية وهذا لن ينعكس فقط على الاردن بل على المنطقة برمتها”.

وقتل 51 شخصاً واصيب المئات الاثنين الماضي خلال تظاهرة لمؤيدي مرسي في القاهرة، فيما دعت جماعة الاخوان المسلمين الشعب المصري الى “انتفاضة” ضد من يريدون “سرقة ثورته” عقب ما وصفته بأنه “مجزرة”.

ورأى الكاتب والمحلل السياسي حسن ابو هنية، المختص في شؤون الجماعات الاسلامية أن “ما يترتب على اوضاع الجماعة في مصر ينعكس على الاوضاع في الأردن بالتأكيد”.

واضاف أن “الاردن يتمنى ان تنتهي الامور الى نهاية جماعة الاخوان في مصر وبالتالي يتخلص من حركة معارضة اولى وكبرى في المملكة”.

واعتبر ابو هنية ان “هناك حالة تراجع عامة لجماعة الاخوان المسلمين ولكن سقوط حكم الاخوان بمصر ليس نهاية الجماعة”.

ويشهد الاردن منذ كانون الثاني/يناير 2011 تظاهرات واحتجاجات تطالب باصلاحات سياسية واقتصادية جوهرية ومكافحة جدية للفساد، قادت معظمها الحركة الاسلامية المعارضة.

وتأسست جماعة الاخوان المسلمين في الاردن عام 1946 كجمعية خيرية، ونشأ عنها عام 1992 حزب جبهة العمل الاسلامي كذراع سياسية لها، ووصل عدد من اعضائه للبرلمان اكثر من مرة.

الا ان الحزب قاطع الانتخابات النيابية الاخيرة في كانون ثاني/يناير “لعدم وجود ارادة للاصلاح”.

ويقول الكاتب والمحلل السياسي لبيب قمحاوي لوكالة فرانس برس ان “سقوط الاخوان في مصر يؤثر على الحركات الاسلامية في المنطقة والجماعة في الاردن فذلك اضعف وضعها واثبت انها ان وصلت للسلطة لا تلتزم بما وعدت به، اصبحت الثقة فيهم ضعيفة جدا واحتمالية ان يتم انتخابهم اصبحت شبه معدومة”.

ورأى قمحاوي ان “اسقاط الجماعة في مصر بشكل عام اساسه نهجها الاقصائي وهذا يضعف الحركة الاسلامية في الاردن التي باتت لا تحظى بالقبول في الشارع وبالتالي الآن النظام اكثر ارتياحا”.

واوضح ان “النظام بات اكثر ارتياحاً لأن الضغوط التي كان يواجهها للاسراع في الاصلاح اصبحت اقل قوة” مضيفا ان “هذه فرصة امام الحكم الاردني ليستجيب لمطالب الاصلاح بأريحية دون ان يقلق من تنامي النفوذ السياسي للحركة الاسلامية”.

اما نائب المراقب العام لجماعة الاخوان المسلمين في الاردن زكي بني ارشيد،  فرأى ان “استعجال الاردن في الترحيب بما حصل في مصر يعبر عن خفة سياسية ليست محسوبة ولا موزونة”.

وادان “ترحيب الاردن بالانقلابات العسكرية وعكس ارادة الشعوب” مؤكداً ان “الاردن احد ادوات المؤامرة على الشرعية في مصر”.

واطاح الجيش المصري في 3 تموز/يوليو بالرئيس محمد مرسي بعد نحو عام على انتخابه، فيما ادى المستشار عدلي منصور اليمين الدستورية في اليوم التالي كرئيس انتقالي الى حين تنظيم انتخابات رئاسية مبكرة وانتخاب رئيس جديد.

وادانت جماعة الاخوان المسلمين في الاردن “الانقلاب العسكري” في مصر، فيما رحب الملك عبد الله الثاني والحكومة بتعيين عدلي منصور.

وحول ما اذا كانت الاطاحة بمرسي ستؤثر على نشاط الحركة الاسلامية في الاردن، اكد بني ارشيد “سنمضي في طريقنا وحراكنا السلمي الحضاري حتى نحقق ما نريد نحن سئمنا ومللنا حالة المراوحة بين الفساد والاستبداد”.

واضاف ان “برنامجنا اصلاح محلي ذاتي وطني ليس مرتبطاً باي جهة خارجية او اجندة او تأثيرات للحدث الاقليمي وعليه فنحن ماضون في برنامجنا ومطالباتنا الاصلاحية لأنها تعبير حقيقي عن ارادة الشعب الاردني”.

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Jordan Breathes Sigh of Relief after Fall of Brotherhood in EgyptAmman – AFP
Friday 12th July 2013

Analysts say that Jordan sighed a breath of relief as a result of the “fall of Brotherhood rule” in Egypt after the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who was likely to reflect the influence and ambitions of the Islamist opposition movement in the kingdom, which is currently leading a movement demanding
comprehensive reform.The Jordanian Exterior Ministry issued a statement about two hours after the Egyptian military ousted the President Mohammed Morsi confirming “respect for the will of the Egyptian people”. After choosing the President of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adla Mansour to temporarily run the country King Abdullah II sent him a message of congratulations in support of “the will of the people”.The director of the Jerusalem Center for Political Studies, Oraib al-Rantawi, said that “Jordan was amongst three countries that were fastest and clearest in their welcome of the ousting of Morsi, to the south is Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Considering all of these these countries has a special issue with the Muslim Brotherhood internally and in the region as a whole.”

In addition “there is no doubt that Jordan is relaxed now, there are broad classes of Jordanian society including friends of the Muslim Brotherhood that have begun to look with suspicion and mistrust the reality of the Brotherhood reform programme and the depth of the concept of democracy in the speech of the community.

He also expressed that “the Muslim Brotherhood now doubling their efforts to persuade others of their credibility after the experience of the failure of their rule in Egypt means it has become difficult to trust the dialogue with others on participation, pluralism and peaceful transfer of power.”

The Muslim Brotherhood, to whom the ousted and the first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi belongs, arrived in government as a result of the Arab Spring revolution that erupted in 2011.

al-Rantawi explained “there are shifts and upheavals in the speech of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the incitement of violence and the use of terrorism and that they justify in the face of what happened and the planting of a big gap between them and between even allies in Arab societies and this doesn’t only reflect onto Jordan, but onto the whole region.”

51 people were killed and hundreds wounded last Monday during protests in support of Morsi in Cairo, when the Muslim Brotherhood called on the Egyptian people to Intifada* against those who wanted “to steal the revolution”, in what was described as a massacre.

In the opinion of the writer, political analyst and a specialist in Islamist groups, Hassan Abu Hania, “the consequence of the status of the group in Egypt, would certainly be reflected onto their situation in Jordan.”

He added that “Jordan hopes that the end of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt would finally bring an end to the first and largest opposition movement in the kingdom.”

Abu Hania expressed that “currently there is a general retreat of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, but the fall of Brotherhood rule in Egypt is not the end of the Organization.”

Jordan has witnessed since January 2011 demonstrations and protests demanding substantial political and economic and serious ant-corruption reforms, most of them organized by the Islamist opposition movements.

The Muslim Brotherhood was established in Jordan in 1946 as charitable organization, and in 1992 the Islamic Action Front Party grew as its political arm, which has had a number of its members in parliament on more than one occasion.

However, the party boycotted the last parliamentary elections in December / January, due to “the lack of will to reform.”

The write and political analyst Labib Qamhawi, said to the AFP that “the fall of the brotherhood in Egypt effects Islamic Movements in the region and the organization in Jordan is the least developed, it has been proven that in power they won’t adhere to their promise, meaning that trust in them is very weak and the possibility for them to be elected has become semi-non-existent.”

Qamhawi said that “the fall of the organization in Egypt was generally founded on an exclusionary approach and this weakens Islamic Movements in Jordan who now are unpopular in the street, which has made the system more comfortable (for Jordan).”
He expressed that “the system became more comfortable because the pressure to speed up reform has lost momentum.” Adding to this he said, “this is an opportunity for the Jordanian government to respond to the demands for reform comfortably without worrying about the growing political influence of the Islamic movement.”

The Deputy General Advisor of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan Zaki Buni Ershaid, said that “the urgency of Jordan welcoming what happened in Egypt reflects the that political sleight is not calculated and balanced.”

He condemned “Jordan’s welcome of military coups and reversal of the will of the people,” stressing that “Jordan is one of the tools of conspiracy against legitimacy in Egypt.”

The Egyptian military’s July 3rd ousting of President Mohammed Morsi about a year after his election, led to the advisor Adly Mansour being sworn in as transitional president until early presidential elections and the final election of a new president.
Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan condemned the “military coup” in Egypt, meanwhile King Abdullah II was welcoming the government appointed Adly Mansour.

On whether the overthrow of Morsi will affect the activity of the Islamic Movement in Jordan, Buni Ershaid said “We will proceed on our way civilized and peaceful movement, until we achieve what we want. We are tired and fed up with the case of impasse between corruption and tyranny.”

He added that “our will for local and national reform is not linked to any third party, agenda or the regional effects of the event (coup). We are involved in our program and we demand reform because it is a genuine expression of the will of the Jordanian people.”

Translated by Robert Forster

In Pictures… Protesters burn doll of Morsi during a night protest against him in Sharqia, Al-Masri Al-Youm (Egypt), 30th June 2013

‎بالصور.. متظاهرون يحرقون دمية لمرسي خلال مظاهرات ليلية ضده بالشرقية

Source: Al-Masri al-Youm.  Morsi Doll Burns

Source: Al-Masri al-Youm.
A Morsi Doll Burns

نظّم مئات المتظاهرين في محافظة الشرقية، مساء الجمعة، مظاهرة ليلية ضد الرئيس محمد مرسي وجماعة الإخوان المسلمين.

رفع المتظاهرون لافتات كُتب عليها «الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام» وعبارات «ارحل»، كما قاموا بشنق دمية وضعوا عليها صورة الرئيس مرسي وحرقها

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In Pictures… Protesters burn doll of Morsi during a night protest against him in Sharqia

Hundreds of protestors organized an evening protest on Friday night against the President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood.

The protests held banners with the slogans “the people want the downfall of the regime” and the phrase “leave”, whilst they hung a doll with a picture of Morsi and burned it.

See the original article with pictures here.