Egyptian Parties Refuse Brotherhood Participation in the National Dialogue

Egyptian parties have renewed their position rejecting the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the national dialogue, which began weeks ago, the preparation and preparation sessions for it.

At the same time, the opposition parties participating in the dialogue stressed their refusal to use their visions and positions by the organization’s media platforms, or its speeches that promote a hate campaign, false accusations and blatant lies.

The Egyptian politician and former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi announced his rejection of the Brotherhood’s participation in the national dialogue, which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for last April.

Sabahi said, through his official account on the Facebook site, that “some fabricate ridiculous lies, such as accusing the civil democratic movement of allying with the Brotherhood, which those who promote it know that it is a pure lie that is refuted by the declared position of the civil democratic movement regarding its rejection of the Brotherhood’s participation in the dialogue.”

The Egyptian politician, the former head of the Karama Party and its founder, praised the Egyptian president’s decisions to release imprisoned activists, saying that “the decision to just release 33 prisoners of conscience, yesterday, Friday, lit up with joy 33 sad homes in Egypt and millions of hearts yearning for justice and freedom.”

The former presidential candidate thanked “everyone who sought and participated in the issuance of the decision,” saying: “It is an obligatory thanks that I gave with every prisoner of conscience who has been liberated until today. The last prisoners.

Yesterday, the Presidential Pardon Committee announced the release of 33 pretrial detainees, to join the 725 who have been released since the launch of Sisi’s call for national dialogue, and the resumption of the work of the Presidential Pardon Committee.

Refusal to Renew

For his part, Farid Zahran, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, one of the opposition civil-democratic parties, said: “I reiterate the rejection of the Brotherhood’s participation in the national dialogue, and all those who practice or incite terrorism against the state and the people.”

Zahran added, in a statement that Al-Ain News received a copy of, that “the positions of the civil democratic movement stem from the visions of its parties and personalities, so I reject any use of these visions and positions by the Brotherhood through its media platforms, or its speeches that promote a hate campaign, false accusations and lies.” A crudeness was launched against the movement since (yesterday).”

He explained: “We disagree clearly and well with the current economic policies, but this does not contradict the fact that we value the social protection measures recently announced by the President of the Republic, and we see them in the direction we call for, and we call for these measures to continue and expand.”

The Civil Democratic Movement, which is made up of opposition parties, had stressed in a previous statement its rejection of the Brotherhood’s participation in the national dialogue, announcing its repudiation of its call to participate in the upcoming dialogue.

She said, “The civil movement that was established in order to build a modern civil democratic state has not and will not invite the Brotherhood to participate in the political dialogue that was called for at the Egyptian family’s breakfast.”

The Civil Democratic Movement, which was founded in 2017, and defines itself as an “Egyptian liberal political movement”, consists of the parties: “The Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Al-Karama, the Socialist People’s Alliance, the conservatives, and the Constitution”, in addition to public figures who are members of the movement.

Miserable Attempts

From time to time, the Brotherhood provokes desperate and desperate attempts that are doomed to failure, to beg for dialogue and reconciliation with the Egyptian state.

The Brotherhood also seeks to suggest the existence of “external mediation” between the organization and the government, hoping to end the crisis and return to the political scene again.

In a desperate attempt to court the Egyptian government, Helmy El-Gazzar, a member of the group’s Shura Council, said weeks ago, commenting on “news circulating about mediation and reconciliation between the Brotherhood and the Egyptian state,” that “there is no dispute that Egypt’s stability is a top priority.”

The Brotherhood leader, Youssef Nada, had renewed his call for “reconciliation”, in previous statements, claiming in a message published by media affiliated with Ibrahim Munir’s front, acting Brotherhood guide, that “the group’s door is open for dialogue and forgiveness with the current regime, after responding to grievances.” According to him.

The Brotherhood’s call for reconciliation came at a time when the organization is witnessing one defeat after another, amid a sharp division that hits the top of its pyramid.

Since the arrest of Mahmoud Ezzat, the deputy guide and acting leader, two years ago, a hidden struggle has taken place between Munir and Hussein for hegemony over power in the group, but the differences became public about a year ago, when each party isolated the rival front.

Divisions escalated at the top of the Brotherhood’s organizational hierarchy, amid the continuing media war between the two competing fronts for power and money, namely the Ibrahim Munir Front, the acting general guide in London, versus the front of Mahmoud Hussein, the former Secretary-General of the group in Istanbul.


Arab Observer

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