Mohamed Morsy

Amer Shamakh writes: an American “scenario” for toppling the regime


A friend sent me a report that he said had been leaked from Congress – and responsibility for this [claim] lies with him of course – containing details about an American plot to remove President Mohamed Morsy from power and do away with various aspects of Islam. We are publishing this in order to reaffirm that God has full control over His affairs and that the proud Egyptian Muslim people’s will is above the American’s will and above that of their protector – that is if the report was issued by the American administration. If it wasn’t, then we present – without any embarrassment – the opinion of the person who slyly released this report, which I believe contains many expectations sounded these days.

In its introduction the report affirms that the opposition, led by the National Salvation Front, has completely failed to market itself as a suitable alternative to the elected president, despite possessing tools (Mubarak’s media and businessmen, a large security apparatus, intelligence services, united Copts, huge numbers of thugs and a corrupt, bloated administration that is sympathetic to the former president).

The report describes this failure as: their lack of success in selling the idea of election forgery, their failure to corner the president through widespread protests, the rapid failure of the idea of civil disobedience and, finally, the failure to sell the idea of complete chaos coinciding with big events (the Rafah funeral, the events at the Presidential Palace…etc)

The report relies on Mubarak’s judiciary, who might be the hero of the next stage, and succeed in doing what the opposition failed to do in the past period.

The report outlines a basic plan that relies on:

1. A deluge of judicial verdicts affecting all decisions by the president and his supporters.

2. Interference by the judicial branch in the executive branch and prevention of the executive branch interfering in the judicial branch.

3. Acquittal of anyone who took part in building corruption or killing revolutionaries. This is aimed at making a space within Egyptian minds for the question: who killed them then?

4. Prevention of any funds returning [to Egypt] so that state coffers are not refreshed. “Financial siege”.

Probable occurrences in this scenario (which is expected to last three months):

– Continuing adherence to the Pakistani model. “The judicial weapon”.

– Sending a message to unimportant killers that they will not be held to account while at the same time sending another message to funders and the important killers that the end is near and the money spent will be reimbursed after Morsy’s toppling. “The Adnan Menderes model”.

– Finishing off the president through a judicial verdict or several verdicts during the three months or overturning his legitimacy at the end of June 2013.

– Issuing one or more judicial verdicts ruling that the elections were forged in Morsy’s interest.

– A Supreme Constitutional Court verdict immediately following this dismissing the president.

– These verdicts will convince both the west and the people that the president has lost legitimacy and must be deprived of his position and indeed his life together with his Islamist supporters who caused all these disturbances.

– Creation of complete chaos beginning with the assassination of several famous media and judicial personalities and accusing Islamists of being behind them.

– After the Pakistani model has ended the Turkish one begins – “the execution of Adnan Menderes” – accompanied by a powerful media wave.

– The Algerian model then begins for ten years during which Islamists are totally annihilated.

– A call for national reconciliation (which is refused by Islamists under siege in caves) and an end to the existence of Islamic manifestations and the wiping out of its features.

The report also contains the following two remarks:

– The creation of complete chaos by the opposition now will break it, and its members will appear as rebels to the people and the west. In contrast, chaos after the verdict dismissing the president will make both the people and the west feel that it is Islamists who planned this chaos.

– These verdicts will destroy Islamist morale and make them feel that the president misled them by failing to deliver a pre-emptive strike in order to avoid their slaughter.

The report ends here. We are waiting to see what the coming days bring, and whether they will prove the report’s veracity. In any case everyone must be on their guard, because we do not doubt that there are conspiracies against this ancient country carried out – alas – by a group of its disrespectful sons…We ask God for protection.

This was originally published in Arabic on the Freedom and Justice Party portal.


Dr. Morsy: cancellation of the state of emergency is the first step towards democracy


Dr. Mohamed Morsy, head of the Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc in the Egyptian parliament affirmed that his bloc supports all steps aimed at internal stability for the sake of citizens’ security and complete development for Egypt.

Responding to a statement by Interior Minister General Habib El-Adly read out before the Defence and National Security Committee on Tuesday 10 February 2004 and which did not go into details about the torture cases that security officers have been involved in recently, Dr. Morsy said in statements to “Ikhwan Online”: “the nation’s problems can only be solved through legislative stability, implementation of the law, separation of powers and enforcement of legal rulings”.

He affirmed that there exists no doubt ordinary civil and criminal law are capable of dealing with all forms crimes, violations and problems in society and there is absolutely no need to continue implementation of the Emergency Law other than in one set of circumstances – a set of circumstances that Morsy currently thinks exist – and that is the Egyptian regime’s fear that the opposition’s popularity will grow, and its fear that the standard of political, social, cultural and civilized performance in society generally will increase.

He pointed out that such growth frightens the government because it creates a genuine opposition against the corruption of government bodies and the executive branch’s frequent brutality and transgressions against the other branches of power such as judicial and legislative bodies.

Morsy pointed out that there is nothing easier than for top executive bodies in Egypt to be run according to the wills of individuals: applying the law and abiding by judicial verdicts is not an available option because it requires superior ability and energy from the state’s executive body, which must be prepared to hold people to account if they make mistakes and it is proved that the transgression was their fault.

Dr. Morsy considers that the issuing, by some officials – and especially those in the top ministries – of incorrect statements amounts to a disaster because it appears as if these officials are far removed from the Egyptian people and their economic, social and security problems.

Morsy added that many problems and transgressions take place in important and sensitive sectors. The transgressions are at the heart of citizens’ security and which constitute an obstacle to real development which, in its turn, forms the backbone to respect for human rights as well as seriousness of judicial verdicts and compliance with them and lack of manipulation of them aimed at making them lose their credibility with citizens and entrenching a police state rather than a state of law. He pointed out that respect for judicial verdicts is a test that executive bodies in Egypt have got used to failing.

Morsy underlined the importance of cancelling the state of emergency, abolishing exceptional courts and not using any excuses to justify their continuation because they represent the worst kind of transgression of human rights and freedoms. They are the responsibility of the executive authority and their cancellation constitutes a first and genuine step towards real democracy.

This is in addition to the necessary to convincing state institutions of implementing democracy which will only come with real freedom for all of society’s individuals, groups, political parties and people with ideas whatever their political tendencies, ideas or directions and as long as in the end it for the nation’s general good. This requires there to exist a belief in exchange of opinion, in transfer of power and letting the people decide, and that the Ummah is the real source of power. He said that the Muslim Brotherhood are calling for this within a peaceful framework and according to clear, well-known and documented Islamic references that guarantee people dignity and freedom, the real starting point of any reform and any national work.

Dr. Morsy said, “While Egyptian officials’ statements are characterised by detachment from reality and an absence of truth, there is a sort of truth in the statements of some officials, but it is a partial truth at odds with the nature of the age we live in and our society. He pointed out that Egypt and its people deserve more effort and sacrifice.

Originally published in Arabic on Ikhwan Online.