‘Plots underway to undermine Egypt ruling party’

‘Plots underway to undermine Egypt ruling party’
Fri Jul 5, 2013 17:14:35

A member of Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has unveiled covert efforts to take members of the Islamic movement to court and unseat the Muslim Brotherhood’s political offshoot.

“A process is underway to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood leaders and to shut down media and TV channels affiliated to the movement,” Yasser Al-Abdullah, a leading member of the movement told Al-Alam news channel on Friday.

“Attacking Islamic TV studios, ransacking equipment and detention of the TV crew is illegal,” Al-Abdullah said, blaming Egypt’s National Salvation Front (NSF) for the crackdown.

“The statements made by NSF members are untrustworthy. On one side, they say Islamic movements are part of the revolution, but send their men to commit crime and kill some 18 people outside Cairo University,” he said, pointing to the conflicting remarks by NSF members.

The high-profile Muslim Brotherhood member also blasted media outlets for blacking out the killings of innocent Islamists.

“There is no media to cover the reports on congregation of hundreds of people rallying in Rabaa Al-Adawiya in Cairo’s Nasr city Mosque and the statements which denounced the head of Egypt's armed forces General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who forced the deposed President Mohammad Morsi to step down,” he said.

The official also defended the Jamaat al-Islamiyya movement, saying that “Contrary to those who blame Jamaat al-Islamiyya for fomenting hatred through religious TV channels, notably in connection with the murder of top Egyptian cleric Hassan Shehata, the Jamaat does nothing to create hatred towards other parties.”

The prominent Brotherhood figure also denied claims that movement has abandoned its eight-decade long trend and said “the movement has laid out an inclusive constitution which secures freedom and expressions and civil rights.”

Abdullah confirmed the need for Brotherhood to mobilize all its forces to win public support to stand against military coup.

The ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi and top Muslim Brotherhood leaders will be brought into justice next week, according to Judge Tharwat Hammad.

Banned from travelling abroad, Morsi’s whereabouts whose one-year old government came to an end, is unknown.

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