Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide calls for reviving the revolution

News article, posted 05.11.2012, from Egypt, in:
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide calls for reviving the revolution (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie said the current stage in Egypt requires the coordination of efforts to lift Egypt out of the crises stifling it.

In his weekly statement, Badie called on all national and revolutionary powers to revive the "revolutionary spirit which prevailed in the first days of the revolution," and to put the country's interest over their own narrower personal, professional and partisan interests.

He also called for respecting the popular will and the rules of democracy, whatever the outcome may be.

Badie emphasized the need to keep the revolution peaceful despite difficulties on the road to change and to insist on the peaceful handover of power on the scheduled timeline, highlighting the importance of a clean, unrigged election.

The Supreme Guide stressed the need for a constitution "that reflects the public will and meets the hopes and ambitions of the people."

"Legislation must be purged of laws issued by the former regime to legitimize oppression and protect corruption. Liberties should be protected by law because the Egyptian people have paid dearly for this freedom over dozens of years and will therefore not allow anyone to strip them of it after they tasted its sweetness," he said.


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