Egypt rivals seek dialogue, condemn violence

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Rival factions in Egypt on Thursday (January 31st) condemned the violence that killed dozens in a week of unrest and pledged support for a national dialogue to resolve the country's political crisis, AFP reported.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb chaired talks between opposition heads, Islamists, youth groups, independents and church members at Al-Azhar headquarters, with leaders from the National Salvation Front (NSF) and the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) attending.

Participants signed a document vowing to support "serious dialogue" and condemning "all forms of violence and incitement to violence", emphasising "the responsibility of the state and its security apparatus to protect citizens".

In his opening remarks, al-Tayyeb said a "national dialogue including all segments of society is the only way to resolve" differences.

"We come out of these talks with some sort of optimism", despite "the difficult challenges ahead", said NSF leader Mohamed ElBaradei.

Also present at the talks was ElBaradei's fellow NSF leader and former Arab League secretary-general Amr Musa and head of the FJP Saad al-Katatni.

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    تامر بدر

    2013-2-8

    Since these violations are a source of concern for the esteemed Egyptian government, why is it not creating cemeteries in which people could be buried when they die? Or does the Egyptian government want to remain in hibernation and people should follow its instructions? Since people have created their own cemeteries, then no harm has been done since there is no difference between them and the pharaohs because all are Egyptians. If anyone is not happy with that, he should give them an alternative option. I believe that this is a fair game since the government is heedless to the demands of the people. Therefore, people must do what they like. Let us think logically, when someone dies, what should people do with his corpse? Should they mummify him or sell the corpse to undergraduate medical students or what should they do exactly? O god. This government only knows how to make decisions and how to make statements. It doesn’t do any nation building nor does it do anything else at all. Everything is the same, so may god curse all of them.

  • طارق سويدان

    2013-2-8

    Truly, not Hamdeen, Moussa, the Brotherhood or any other group is of interest to us. To those who talk too much, we are not dumb and we will not go behind anyone. We understand everything very well and we are not heedless cattle that can be controlled. The president, government and the interior ministry are obliged to let the families of the martyrs obtain their rights. Anyone who defends them is someone who only cares about his own interests, not the interest of Egypt.

  • سيف الدين على

    2013-2-8

    This shows how utterly vapid is the Salvation Front. They put the youth at the frontline while they hide in their houses like women. When someone dies, they say the president is responsible. Fine, how about those who encourage the youth to go out, attack public properties and throw flames at police officers? Aren’t they also responsible?????? I ask god to punish you because you are putting the youth in jeopardy instead of letting them benefit their nation and build it.

  • كامل أبو محروس

    2013-2-8

    Hamdeen, I wonder will you be able to sleep?? What did you benefit from the death of these young people? Your aim was just to overthrow the regime? You have brainwashed these youth who were deluded by you and the other guy who can’t speak properly and the third one who was one of the founders of Mubarak’s corrupt regime. Now that young people have lost their lives and Egypt and their families have lost them, will you guys realize the gravity of what you’ve done?? Man, you have destroyed everything and collaborated with the remnants of the Mubarak regime. It is unimaginable that you have done all of that for the sake of getting hold of power. What is the difference between you and Bashar al-Assad then? An entire nation has been destroyed for the sake of getting hold of power. If elections are held, do you think that you will be of any value in the eyes of the Egyptians? May god punish you.

  • احمد عز

    2013-2-8

    You can find them only in confusing and irritating public opinion. I wonder who among them wants to rule Egypt. I wonder why Morsi is really patient toward them. These people need to be rescued. Unfortunately, Arabism died in Egypt, the land of Arabism.

  • محمود الشمرى

    2013-2-6

    Let us get rid of our disagreements and the burdens of the hateful past. We need to get some rest under the shades of this blessed Nubian home. We need to be one nation and to have one purpose, which is to seek to preserve what is left of Nuba. We need to be tolerant in order to protect the gains of Nuba in the coming days. We all need Nuba and we must unite to build our nation and get rid of the disputes because we tried them and they led us to this blocked way. Nuba is our party and we will build it with our hands and strong determination. We hope that the expatriates would return to build their home as they built other counties but then they were ungrateful and denied our role in building their houses, palaces and factories. We hope that they would all return.

  • أنور مراد

    2013-2-6

    The problem is that these three can't accept the fact that they failed in the presidential elections and were rejected by the people. Now they come and claim that they are standing up for the demands of the people! Who gave them this right to represent the people? No one can come and claim that he defends the demands of the people, and at the same time cause chaos, violence and destruction throughout the country. This is far from the rules of democracy!

  • محمد ثامر

    2013-2-6

    The National Salvation Front talks about violating the citizen's pride, but what is worse than this is trading with the dignity of the citizens! There is no logic at all when we hear the demands of the Front, who want their claims to be fulfilled before the dialogue starts! Why call for dialogue then?

  • عادل كامل

    2013-2-6

    If the opposition manages to bring the President down, or if he steps down, the President who won through democratic elections, then Egypt will turn into a country in the pre-state phase!!!! Thus Iran, the West and the Gulf countries will succeed in neutralizing this country.

  • مهند المطيرى

    2013-2-5

    “He cures people, when he himself is sick.” O Mr. Morsi, comprehend and understand yourself and your followers from the front of corruption and the remnants of the previous era. You have to bear full responsibility for the bloodshed, the violations and the heinous attacks on properties, the destruction, the robberies and constant incitement that causes chaos and tampers with the security of Egypt! This proves to all that you only care about your own personal interests and don't care about the destruction and the souls of the Egyptians. If it weren’t for you, all this would not be happening. God is our supporter and best helper!

  • كرم جابر

    2013-2-5

    There will be division among the categories of the people as long as the crisis exists in Egypt. I don't think there will be a solution to the crisis as long as the parties have their own goals, which may be evil ones, because I don't think that what is taking place in Egypt is accidental. Quite the contrary, I believe it is well planned by undercover groups that aim to cause the incidents that occur in Tahrir Square or in front of Ittihadia Palace. Each category lays responsibility on the other one, as if beings from outer space had come to cause this chaos and these tough conflicts, and then these beings liked Egypt and decided to stay! I am laughing at each official who just watches without making any move, but just waits for orders from his superiors, and of course his superior is waiting for orders from the invisible hand that is moving and tampering with the future of Egypt. I think my words are quite clear!

  • فهد مصعب

    2013-2-5

    Everyone is playing the card of national dialogue, and the opposition are rejecting dialogue. So, come on, let the people implement their political project and decide who will win the Parliamentary elections, which will take place in a few weeks! When there are political projects that aim for the country's goodness, there appears to be a plan to drag Egypt into ruin! To those who cry over the citizen who is being dragged to this, you want to put more pressure on the police in order to have a pretext to cause collapse, as well as an economic crisis and shortages of basic commodities as a result of the current circumstances; then fleeing militias begin to appear with the help of the police. Egypt is progressing towards being either like Somalia or Algeria. Choking the Islamic experiment is a foreign goal, aided by either agendas or greed and we are the losers.

  • فراس كاسر

    2013-2-5

    He must submit to the legitimacy and the principles of the glorious Arab revolution in Egypt. The constitution that was passed in the referendum is invalid, and he must admit to the people that he made a mistake. He must respect the democracy and justice, perform his duties, and respect the institutions of the judiciary. Our people will not be ruled by any faction or military. The people’s word is final and it is the source of the legitimacy. The people are the masters and the rulers are their servants.

  • حبيب نايف

    2013-2-5

    The closed-door meeting currently held at the headquarters of the Wafd Party between a number of Salvation Front leaders and Nour Party leaders has culminated thus far with agreement on the following 6 points: 1-demanding a new government 2- formation of a committee to review the constitution 3- putting a stop to the Brotherhood’s dominance over the country 4- formation of a judiciary committee to investigate the recent incidents 5- appointment of a new attorney general. The meeting is still going on.

  • جواد ياسر

    2013-2-5

    These opposition members are really confusing. How can they say that they are negotiating with President Morsy and at the same time reject the president’s invitation made during his last speech in which he also imposed the curfew on the Canal cities? That was not the first time the President invites them to a negotiation and they reject the invitation, and then they start appealing and requesting dialogues. ElBaradei was the one who made the invitation this time through a tweet. I really don’t know what the opposition wants and I believe they are the reason behind what is happening in Egypt and the violent clashes between the police and the public. This is not to undermine President Morsy’s mistakes. Everyone is making mistakes and none of them is trying to find a way out of the mess and they only make things worse. The same goes to Amr Moussa who also refused dialogue earlier, it is as if though they were all waiting to be presidents in Egypt. I believe that they will eliminate each other, but the problem is that people are also in rivalry and have been divided between opposition and supporters. If you ask anyone about why they are supporting the president or why they are opposing him, all of them will regurgitate the same words. There is no power except with God. The death of these two people is also making us more saddened, although I don’t know them and I only read their news on this website. I really thank the website for providing accurate news on time and in a transparent manner. However, the political elite in the nation are the ones to blame for these massacres. They are flaming the fires and are heedless to the fact that there are young people who could get killed or hurt by their arrogant, uncontrolled statements. Their behavior is clear evidence that all of them, including the President, lack astuteness and professionalism necessary for leading a great nation like Egypt.

  • دينا محمد

    2013-2-5

    This is a nation that will only be valued by God on the Day of Judgment when no one will be oppressed. These are demagogues and deceivers who undermine people’s security. Is this the democracy that you’re calling for or are we a nation that doesn’t fathom the meaning of democracy? This evidences the failure of the so-called democracy in the Arab and Muslim worlds. People should go back to their religion and their roots. They should adopt the allegiance system which entails obedience to the ruler and they should enforce God’s law only and shun nonsense. God knows best, and may His peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad and his household.

  • عبير فؤاد

    2013-2-5

    The power of the ruling party lies in clinging to and insisting on its legitimacy that it gained through the elections; giving full freedom to all media outlets to say whatever they want without insulting anyone or promoting violence, which is not permitted in most powerful democracies; refraining from recognizing the Salvation Front or even mentioning its name since it didn’t obtain official license; controlling the supporters who are undoubtedly majority of Egyptians as evidenced by every election; reforming the military such that it will always side with the legitimacy only; moving forward - despite hurdles – towards institution building armed with constitutional legitimacy. All of these will eventually thwart the plots of the Salvation Front.

  • جيسى محمد

    2013-2-5

    ElBaradei is skilled in long-term negotiations and he didn’t run for presidency in a nation that is difficult to reform quickly. He preferred to be a firefighter rather than being in the fire itself. On the other hand, Moussa is a veteran diplomat, Sabahi is a moderate reformist personality within the elite community and El-Badawi is knowledgeable in what is going on behind-the-scenes of Egyptian politics. In addition, each member has a task to mobilize his own circle of influence. Also, 90% of Egyptians are simpletons and they believe everyone who says he will serve them. There are also many unemployed people who found the opportunity to take revenge from the government following years of marginalization. The Egyptian economy is a rentier economy and it is based on corruption, which makes it difficult to reform it even in many years. In addition to that, the Salvation Front tries to convince people that the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing but a religious group that is incapable of proper governance. This is the essence of this Front.

  • ماريان نبيل

    2013-2-5

    Clinton: disintegration and collapse of Egypt will result in anarchy and violent that would devastate Egypt itself and the entire region!!!!!!! Now you’re talking anarchy and now you feel fearful for those whom you supported and altered the (election) results in their favor. Someone like you will not decide for Egypt (what to do). How could a 200 year-old nation decide for a nation that dates back to 7000 years!!

  • نورهان مروان

    2013-2-5

    They were banking on the premise that they would be able to delude people and convince them that they are making a second revolution. They compared president Morsy to Mubarak and they provoked Morsy’s supporters and security forces so that they would be seen as no different than Mubarak and Al-Adli’s forces. They also tried to exploit the court ruling on the Port Said events so that they may do away with the nation’s last source of income, i.e. the Suez Canal. They mocked and insulted the first civilian, elected president and mobilized the media so that people can believe that the entire nation of Egypt is revolting against Morsy. They didn’t let a single week pass without creating problems, and they are now holding the government responsible for the economic crisis as if though they are the ones who could bring in billions of funds, employ thousands of people, and attract millions of tourists and investors once they are in power.

  • تامر بدر

    2013-2-5

    The only two opponents to the former regime and whom the latter fought viciously are the Muslim Brotherhood and Ayman Nour, and they are the ones that have a wide popular support that will enable them to win any elections. The only new party that can rival them is the Nour Party. So, in order for the others to rival them, they should first of all unite and then not legitimize any democratic process because it would not be in their favor, and then spread chaos and instability under the guise of peaceful demonstrations and strikes and rejecting everything and dissolving any institution with the help of the judiciary that was set up by Mubarak, and the objective behind this is to deny any president or government the opportunity to implement any economic or social program and then say that it is a failure.

  • غسان المصرى

    2013-2-4

    I wish that Al-Nour Party would succeed in his meeting wit the National Salvation Front. I hope that their dialogue would have some fruits but the prime minister said that we would study these suggestions and then amend them after the elections in the new parliament. This is procrastination and a vicious circle of completion over the offices.

  • محمود الشمرى

    2013-2-3

    O people! When God gave you the gift of a good, kind President who worries about your interests and benefits, you turned life upside down and interfered in everything. Think about your children's future. If you follow the Front of destruction- that is, Rescue- you will ruin your own homes with your own hands. Keep calm and participate in developing your homeland. Start with yourselves and with your own homes. The big, developed countries suffer big problems. There rulers don't allow their people to interfere in everything, big or small. One day, you will regret it, and it will no longer be useful. Wait for Morsi's period to end, then vote and elect whomever you want. Your only right is to vote, which means that you must know your rights, but do not forget your duties.

  • عبد الله راجح

    2013-2-3

    To all the mobs, thugs, pretenders, all who are burning the mother of nations, where most Arab and Muslim youth studied at its Universities - those who sabotage and appear on the television screens, sons of the beloved Egypt, who say abusive words that are indecent and inappropriate to the people of Egypt, and they say these words about President Mohamed Morsi: I tell them, I swear to God that you don't deserve someone like Mohamed Morsi. You only deserve someone who is just like Mubarak who was to his people contrary to what his name means, and his baby son Jamal. Your President Morsi is too good for you.

  • سلطان برجس

    2013-2-3

    My country, my love and my heart belong to my country, Egypt, O mother of nations! Your people were created for hard work and safety, and to avoid the parties of havoc and to rid us of them everywhere in the country! Organize a gathering of a million persons for production. Organize yourselves to eradicate poverty and deprivation. This is good for people. There is no need for the invisible hand which destroys and ruins the country. Respect the decisions of the Al Azhar dialogue meeting to start stability in the country. You left the cage of dictatorship only to fall into the chaotic juggling of freedom, to publish more mass destruction and corruption in the country's economy. O great people of Egypt, don't give the hypocrites an outlet into the country. Hold fast to God and He will help and support you!

  • كاظم شبيب

    2013-2-3

    President Morsi has been registered in history twice, unintentionally and unawares; the first time when the police faced the protesters in front of Semiramis Hotel and some thugs attacked the hotel; hence the protesters asked the police to arrest these thugs, so there was the possibility of collaboration between the police and the opposition. The second time was in Ismailia when the curfew began; the soldiers started playing soccer with the protesters, to send a message to the president that they rejected his decision.

  • كاظم خلف

    2013-2-3

    The investigations of the Supreme State Security Prosecution revealed an exciting surprise after a suspect was arrested. He was accused of belonging to the "Black Bloc" group and trying to target the oil companies and other critical sites in the country. The accused suspect was unstable psychologically in his statements, and the evidence that was seized with him was just a collection of old articles. The entries show that they were written before the January 25 revolution and that he was not affiliated with any organization or organizational plans. There were also some papers containing graphics that do not prove that there was a plan to target the oil companies or vital sites in the country… Initial investigations revealed that the suspect had previously attempted to commit suicide because of his difficult living and financial conditions; that was the direct cause of his trying to rob one of the apartments inside a flat overlooking Tahrir Square, according to the guard of the property. The defendant tried, during the investigation, to deny that he had been charged with theft, and claimed to be accused of belonging to the Black Bloc group; but investigations showed that he does not belong to that group or to other organizations. Ahmed Rushdie, chief prosecutor, began investigating under the supervision of Hisham Karmouti, attorney general of the Supreme State Security Prosecution.

  • ستار خلف

    2013-2-3

    All these demands are legal and it is our right to make them. No one can argue about this, but I wish we were committed to being peaceful, of course, to defend ourselves and not to burn our country, because if we destroy anything, we will pay for it. O God! I hope Dr. Morsy learns from his predecessors and leaves the Brotherhood, because he is the president of Egypt now. He is supposed to be the president of all Egyptians, implement the demands of the people and involve them in the political life, but in the proper way. At that time they are on our heads, if they are chosen by the people.

  • حامد فوزي

    2013-2-3

    The Muslim Brotherhood made the following statements on behalf of the president: “We can’t hold a national dialogue and say that we will abide by its results while other people declare that they won’t abide by them.” Also, if some Muslim Brotherhood members face problems overseas, don’t make people feel that the whole nation is involved in such problems. I denounce president Morsi for sending Essam El Haddad, Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations and Egyptian Intelligence Chief to the United Emirates in order to release Muslim Brotherhood members arrested by the Emirate's authorities.

  • مهند المطيرى

    2013-2-3

    Decisiveness is required and the rule of law is above everyone. Why do the demonstrators object to the sentences imposed on criminals who killed innocent people? What would happen if the demonstrators were those killed innocents? And why did they attempt to storm into the Suez Canal building? I ask the residents of Port Said city: Is this what you call patriotism? Your insincerity is in favor of the criminals and at the expense of the victims!!! A similar event took place in Europe, whereby innocent people were killed during a football game. As a result, the Liverpool football team was suspended, but Liverpool supporters didn’t break into any building or government institution. Therefore, why hold demonstrations and why are the residents of Port Said city not happy with enforcement of the law? Why are they not happy with the court rulings? May God save Egypt from the hypocrite and double-faced media people.

  • الهام مطر

    2013-2-3

    In the name of God the Most Merciful the ever Merciful. Did you overthrow the former regime, Mr. ElBaradei? Where have you been at that time? The Egyptian people are the ones who overthrew the former regime and elected the current government fairly and freely. They expressed their opinions and elected president Moursi because the people want stability and want to move the production wheel and get out of the poverty, unemployment, and ignorance. Hence, it is better for you to run in the coming elections with a program to serve Egypt through your party and achieve its progress rather than organize the demonstrations and kill the teenagers by convincing them to throw Molotov bombs at the security and army men.

  • فارس احمد

    2013-2-2

    The new constitution must include a section that makes guaranteeing the honorable life of the citizen a duty (and not just the officials). The state must pledge to provide the basic rights to the citizens as to housing, electricity, water, municipal services, and employment opportunities that suit the academic qualifications. No citizen after today should live in an old house that does not have all modern equipment. No citizen after today shall remain unemployed or employed with a low salary that does not guarantee him a good life. There should be no alley full of filth without punishing the cleaning officials. This is how the modern civil life and state should be. The Egyptian citizen is not less that the citizen in the UAE or Austria.

  • محمود عبد القادر

    2013-2-2

    Al-Azhar is the last castle of knowledge and I ask God to keep it out of the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood. It should continue inviting the people to God not to join the Muslim Brotherhood. I would like to send a message to scholars of Al-Azhar and ask them not to fear anyone. The power is not lasting and God would reckon the people. May God guide you to what is beneficial in this world and hereafter.

  • محمود ذو الفقار

    2013-2-2

    Al-Azhar represented the last harbor and shelter to all the Muslims worldwide. Many thanks to the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, for his efforts to spare the blood of all Egyptian Muslims and Christians. Yes to the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish moderation. The heavenly religions should untie the people rather than disuniting them.

  • احمد عز

    2013-2-2

    This is nonsense. Where is the criminalization of carrying unlicensed arms and abuse of others? Where is the social justice? Where are the demands for raising the salaries and pensions? Where are the demands of the resignation of this unsuccessful government? Where are the appeals to the president to start reforms and fight corruption?

  • ادم السرجانى

    2013-2-2

    The revolution will achieve victory and the thoughts will rise and the efforts will unite. All factions are uniting their ranks in order to save the Egypt from the curse of the political disagreement, which is about to burn the country. The conflicting parties are fighting each other and the crisis is intensifying. The gap between them is increasing and we are about to lose hope in having a real national dialogue in order to achieve approximation and exchange of the opinions so as to get out with a state of national agreement. However, as we all know, Egypt has powerful institutions that enjoy credibility and the confidence of all parties, which trust its ability to suggest a way out of all crises through clear initiatives with a specific target, which is saving Egypt and its unity. Therefore, the Al-Azhar’s document appeared to reflect the important national role of the institutions of Egypt and its role in the contribution to the rescue efforts that would save the homeland from being burnt at the hands of some of its children. Those saboteurs kill the hope in the souls of the people and prevent Egypt from making progress. The revolution will achieve victory and Al-Azhar succeeded in bringing the conflicting political parties together. For the first time, we see all the political symbols of Egypt’s government and opposition in addition to a large group of the Egyptian youth in one place. This is a noticeable shift in the national dialogues after losing confidence in the presidency and its national dialogues, which offered nothing but more political disagreements.

  • احمد عبد الرسول

    2013-2-2

    We thank Al-Azhar and all those who work for achieving the interests of Egypt and the Egyptians. We hope that the signees would comply with the content of the document and preserve the security of the country and protect it from corruption and sabotage. We ask God for guidance.

  • مروان خورى

    2013-2-2

    There is no need for a document or sucj. The cause of all problems is known, which is the hegemony of the Muslim Brotherhood and president’s refusal to listen to the needs of the people. The people complained about the constitutional committee before completion of the constitution, and he insisted on going ahead. The people complained about the constitutional declaration and the president continued in his arrogance. The president was insistent. The president attacked the judiciary and the people complained but the president was insistent. The president admitted that the constitution has some controversial articles before issuing it, and he met with his tribe and people several times under the name of the national dialogue but this did not convince anyone. The national dialogue must be with the opposition not his own people. Therefore, no document would be able to solve this crisis as long as there is no respect to the mind of the Egyptians and the opposition before his own tribe. This is how his dialogue will be credible.

  • غسان المصرى

    2013-2-2

    Al-Azhar plays a key role in Egypt and the Muslim world. It is almost the only moderate Islamic institution in the Arab world. They have to fight all these attempts. They represent the true fortress of the Sunnis.

  • عثمان الجمل

    2013-2-2

    I would like to congratulate Egypt on the Al-Azhar document and I thank everyone who made efforts to conclude with it and all those who agreed with its content. I want to add the following: 1- The criminalization of carrying arms during demonstrations and punishing it by 3 years in jail is a great step. 2- I wish banning all protests for at least two months. This does not mean that we do not advocate the citizen's right to protest peacefully (I support this right 100%), but to allow the state and the Egyptians to take some rest to review what has happened, because I'm sure that some of those who committed any violent act, would discover that this should have not happened. Consequently, during any coming peaceful demonstrations, he will refrain from committing any violent act, and the demonstrations henceforth will be peaceful. 3. The minimum allowed distance between the institutions, embassies, sovereign buildings, and vital facilities must be no less than less than 500 meters by any demonstration to ensure that no vandalism would happen of a subversive group tried to commit any criminal act against such buildings and institutions 4- banning wearing anything that conceals the facial features 5- providing the officials with a petition outlining the demands of the organizing parties a least 3 days before the demonstration 6- the activists or the parties that call for the protests must bear full responsibility for the consequences and losses in case if they went violent 7- prohibition of racial discrimination based on religion, sex, color or race in protests -8- the State must take all the necessary precautions to secure the peaceful individuals by quickly arresting anyone who tries to start violence and do everything necessary to kill him or arrest him intact or injured if he tried to escape or use fire or violence against the security forces responsible for providing security for all — no demonstration is allowed without obtaining official permission as the case in all countries of the world – We ask God to protect of our beloved Egypt.

  • مجد المحمودى

    2013-2-2

    Gamal Abdel Nasser had deprived us of the role of al-Azhar by marginalizing its scholars. Today, the leading role of this religious institution is restored. Thank God for making Egypt an Islamic nation. Egyptians missed al-Azhar a lot . Egypt, the land of civilization, impressed the whole world through the revolution and the dialogue. We must stand together in time of need. Thank God for the return of al-Azhar.

  • صلاح رسلان

    2013-2-2

    It was not an act of chivalry. In fact, they were forced to do so. These are some facts about the Al-Azhar paper. The Wafd Party, ElBaradei and the so-called Salvation Front have understood and made sure that the Americans believe that "Dr. Morsi has good intentions and that dialogue is important." This means: Firstly, stop the childish acts. The silence of the people is more dangerous than the media propaganda. If ever Morsi, who won more than 12 million votes, steps down from power after less than a year, none of you will be able to resist the protests for more than a single month in the future. Secondly, the major interests of the West and the East depend on the stability of Egypt. This means that the stability of Egypt became an international need now. Thirdly, the former regime’s remnants, the Christians and the liberals, are supposed to withdraw from the political scene. Otherwise, they would lose their previous achievements. Those parties have hurt the blameless Egyptian Christians. They have really abused them psychologically. Their situation during the rule of Mubarak was much better. Indeed, their suffering is attributable to the hatred, the opportunism and the recklessness of the Church, the Christian businessmen and the harmful heroic role they had played. This means that the work of the U.S. intelligence in Egypt has increased. It seems that the Americans have returned to the so-called "ground truth."

  • مايسه المعمرى

    2013-2-2

    The peoples from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arab Gulf are expecting you to "arbitrate reason". Egypt is above all. The enemies of the Arabs, namely the Safavids and Zionists, are making great conspiracies to undermine the leading role of Egypt. They took advantage of the weak traitor Mubarak's rule to marginalize Egypt in order to isolate Iraq and Lebanon. They are playing the same with Syria now. There is no room for fragmentation. Unity is very necessary. May God help you for the good of this nation! I pray for God's blessing under the supervision of al-Azhar.

  • مروه سلطان

    2013-2-2

    I would like to ask the Grand Imam why they did not talk about the fatwa issued by Wagdy Ghoneim which was broadcast on satellite channels, especially as this fatwa calls for murder and legitimizes shedding the blood of Muslims.

  • عبد العزيز مساعد

    2013-2-2

    Thousand million greetings to the Sheikh of Al-Azhar. I have been waiting for this good initiative from him and from the Pope Twadharos since they are able to address the mind away from the language of violence. May Allah grant them success.

  • نافع عمر

    2013-2-2

    I wonder if you agree with each other will the Egyptians enjoy real security and safety? The opposition or those who rule Egypt should be aware that regardless whether they agree or not, the people have another perception and their own mind and choices. In fact, if the people notice any improvement, they will honor you. Yet, if they feel that you are neglectful and agree only on your private interests and on dividing the cake between each other, the people will turn against you given that none of you led the Revolution two years ago. In fact, the people have a particular objective of living in freedom, dignity and justice which they want to achieve regardless of the names. If you help people in these things, we will congratulate you. Otherwise, you will be cursed because, unlike the past, the Egyptians have learnt how to speak and reveal your comic plans. Indeed, before the revolution, you were afraid even of thinking of saying “no” to Mubarak but the people have made the Revolution by themselves and they are capable of expressing their opinion either in the presence or absence of the opposition, or in their agreement or disagreement with the Muslim Brotherhood’s government or any other government. Therefore, whoever wants to win the heart of the people should respond to their demands because Egypt is for its people rather than for ElBaradei, Hamdeen Sabahi, Amr Moussa, Mohamed Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhood. Everyone should be aware of all this in order to preserve the appreciation of the people and his popularity. In fact, people are really lamenting the murder acts in the era of Mubarak and now in Morsi’s era. Everyone says that Morsi and the opposition are responsible for these acts. Yet, the main reason of all this is their eagerness to power. Thus, we will not grant you the opportunity to manipulate the aware people in Egypt. These people have tasted freedom and will never give it up for anyone.

  • رعد حمودي

    2013-2-2

    For the first time in the history of ancient and modern Egypt, Al-Azhar scholars have issued a document that rejects violence and cares for the security and safety of Egypt. In fact, people from all sects, parties, political parties and national and social belongings have responded to it in order to avoid hatred, dissension, criminal gangs, booby-traps and explosive belts which emerged after the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood groups. As Arabs, we really sympathize with Egypt, the country of civilization and history. We hope that it will remain the land of goodness, tolerance and peace as usual.

  • هدى حمدى

    2013-2-1

    Personally, I see that the dialogue and agreement between Al-Nour party and the National Salvation Front may eventually lead to national reconciliation. All those who think about what is going on the political arena would see that all people feel that this is their right and that they have to play a key political role on the Egyptian arena. We should not forget that all people want to have the honor's strong presence on the arena, because he considers himself more worthy of the leadership. Therefore, we cordially appeal to president Moursi to give all parties the opportunity to participate in the leadership of this stage under his leadership. May God help us all. Hasan Kahrab

  • سعيد حساسين

    2013-2-1

    The so-called Al-Nour Party, which has nothing to do with the light, has stained its hands with the falsehood when it shook hands with the heads of turbulence and evil that seek to create havoc in Egypt today. Both of them ignorant from they fact that they are fighting God's will. However, we would like to say to them that God’s will would eventually prevail even if you hated that. The coming days will prove this.

  • الهام مطر

    2013-2-1

    Did you realize now that he issue is not about the application of sharia as much as it is achieving the interests of the groups and the tribes? Therefore, the Islamists‎, secularists, liberals, and Muslims agreed to stand in the face of the Ikhwanization of the state and are working to remain in power for a long period through the forgery of the elections, as they did in the referendum.

  • احمد ابراهيم احمد ابوالمجد

    2013-2-1

    I have clearly said that Morsi is not suitable for the presidency of Egypt, because he is still a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. I would like to say to him that you are the President of Egypt and you have to forget that you have been the president of the Muslim Brotherhood. If you are afraid that you might be assassinated, do not be afraid and rely on God alone. O people of Egypt, for God's sake, stop fighting each other as you are one people.