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Tamarod and NSF announce participation in Friday demonstrations

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Groups announce support for the army and condemn the Brotherhood

Egypt's main opposition coalition, the NSF, said it will boycott upcoming parliamentary elections due to a lack of guarantees of a transparent process. AFP Photo /Gianluigi Guercia)

The NSF announces support for the army and condemns the Brotherhood.(AFP File Photo)

The National Salvation Front (NSF) said millions would take to the streets in Friday demonstrations against terrorism and in support of the roadmap put in place for a constitution and elections.

The NSF condemned the Muslim Brotherhood for surpassing “red lines” including allegedly attempting to create splits and divisions within the ranks of the army and warning of recreating the Syrian crisis in Egypt.

The NSF also accused the Brotherhood of “silence” when it came to daily killings in Sinai and other areas, something the NSF called terrorist attacks, and said the Brotherhood’s lack of a stance on such issues demonstrated its disregard.

The statement from the group called on people to ensure turnout exceeded that of 30 June.

Tamarod and the June 30 Front also announced their participation in Friday demonstrations during a Thursday press conference in which Mohamed Abdel Aziz, a co-founder of the movements, called for the expulsion of the US ambassador, Anne Patterson.

Abdel Aziz called on people to demonstrate at the Itihadiya Palace and Tahrir Square on Friday and in all squares and provinces, to support the armed forces in its war against terrorism.

He said the demonstrations were to deliver the goals of the revolution, which include “bread, freedom, social justice and national independence.”

  • Micah Shapiro

    But if the they did recreate the Syrian crisis in Egypt, wouldn’t that make NSF/military equivalent to Assad, and MB equivalent to the rebels? Not a very good comparison, because the rebels in Syria were legitimate in starting war against the military

    • Sabat

      It is becoming apparent that Democracy & Egypt are not compatible. Egyptians don’t think rationally. They feel with their emotions. Result: Morsi did not take criticism positivley. Tamarod thought they are smart to get rid of him. They became tool for Military and Old Guard to come back and take power. Congratulations Tamarod well done. When do you think Military will decide to end interim rule. When it is peaceful? As long as there are people expressing anger (including Tamarod) it is excuse to continue interim rule. Now Sisi is praised as hero. The bigger a hero he becomes, the more difficult to tell him to step aside and let a non hero to become president.
      You can beg him to step down later. How many years?
      If Egyptians have a thousand year military rule, they will still not understand democracy.

  • Mahmud Abdullah

    One unjust will give birth hundreds of unjust. President Mohammed Morsi was elected in a free, fair, well-accepted and democratically held election. There are democratic means and procedures to unseat an elected president/govt.; and the procedure is to defeat him/her/it in a democratically held election. But, unfortunately and unacceptably, the Tamarod and NSF have only pave the way for toppling a democratically elected president through a military coup d’etat. Now, their planned activities might lead Egypt to a civil war.

    • Sam Boulis

      Mr. Abdullah, I’m not quite sure if you live on planet earth,what democracy and what fair election are you talking about, Egypt has never had a democratic system, the election of Morsi was rigged, voters were intimidated and threatened by the Brotherhood if they were to vote for the other guy. In the west it is a completely different system, and unseating a sitting president is not easy, just remember what happened when tried to impeach Bill Clinton, In Egypt case, it’s like comparing Apple to Cucumber….!

      • Sam Malik

        Rigged ? Who rigged it ? Military ? or interim government ? Actually millions of MB supporters were threatened and they were not able to vote. Morsi would have got extra 3 million votes If military would have not threatened their supporters.

        • Sam Boulis

          You are a funny guy!

      • Mahmud Abdullah

        Mr Sam, I beg to differ with you; it is universally accepted that president Mohammed Morsi was democratically elected and the election was by and large free and fair. It is known to all that when the election took place, the military (SCAF) was in charge of state, in clear-cut words, only military had all sorts of power. And the claims that Muslim Brotherhood rigged the election or intimidated people to vote for them or threatened people not to vote against them are just cock and bull stories and far from the truth. I once again state that polls, ballot-box, voting are the means to elect or unseat a president/govt., and of course a military coup d’etat can not be and must not be an alternative of the aforesaid democratic process. I would like to politely apprise you that I live on planet earth, live in human society and believe in democratic norms.

        • Sam Boulis

          Very well, I’m so glad we all live on the same planet, however, living in a democratic society is a wonderful thing, and we all live with one another regardless of race or creed, Egypt does not live under the same set of rules. I would like you to explain the Morsi democratic rules, what did he offer to the Egyptian people since he was elected? why did he issue a decree to put himself above the law? why did he ram a fast track Islamist constitution down everyone’s throat? why the Brothers are killing Christians and burning their homes? Please answer my questions without sugar coating them, thank you!

          • Mahmud Abdullah

            Mr Sam, in most of the democratic countries, a president is kept above law during his/her holding the office of president, there are legal and practical arguments in favour of this, if you go through the constitutions of democratic countries you may notice it. Regarding to your other questions, it would not be perfectly plausible to say that everything went well under president Mohammed Morsi led Muslim Brotherhood rule; however, one year is not a sufficient period of time to sort out all the problems that have been existing and persisting in a country or a society for decades. It is not president Morsi, but the people of Egypt have adopted the constitution which you have branded ‘fast track Islamist'; 63% of the voters cast their vote in favour of the present constitution. The present constitution may not be the best one for all Egyptians, if so, amendments can be done or must be done, and an elected parliament is the proper authority do bring about changes in the present constitution. A parliament election was scheduled to take place, unfortunately, which is not going to be held due to toppling president Morsi through coup. Here I strongly support the idea that the constitution should uphold equal rights to every citizen of Egypt irrespective of the citizen’s religion, sect, belief, caste, race, colour and language. The Majority should not impose their idea and way of thinking on the minority, although I do not believe in the concept of majority or minority, through constitution. And the attack and killing of Coptic Christians, although I am not quite certain about any involvement of Brotherhood activists, is quite deplorable. We strongly believe that a democratic Egypt will give equal opportunities to all citizens of Egypt to live, to practise one’s religion freely and to exercise politics.

          • Sam Boulis

            Mr. Abullah, you sound like a reasonable guy and would like to discuss this further, tomorrow will be a better day, I would like however to know where you live, my gut feeling you is that don’t live in Egypt, I maybe wrong! time to hit the hay.

  • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

    “The NSF also accused the Brotherhood of “silence” when it came to daily killings in Sinai and other areas, something the NSF called terrorist attacks, and said the Brotherhood’s lack of a stance on such issues demonstrated its disregard”

    That statement is not true. You can intoxicate your follower with such declaration but those with brain will not accept the distortion of reality.

    Always there is attack in SINAI (Sinai problem did not start only under Morsi it is recurrent problem.everybody knows that) not only MB denounce and condemn that ,they always distance themselves from attackers and put their condemnation on their website and press release. NSF: You can lie people a once but you can lie your people indefinitely. NSF and Elbaradei since the coup you have shown your true face :evil and anti-democracy.

    • Sam Boulis

      DamntoMillitaryrule, I read a lot of your comments, and all I can say is that either you are ill-informed or a Brotherhood sympathizer!

      • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

        Write what you think you are well-informed to contradict what I wrote. In democracy is combat of idea not a war.
        What the problem to be MB sympathizer? And if I’am not, just writing according to evolution of the situation on the ground in Egypt and because you are Army sympathizer u think I’am MB sympathizer.U are lying yourself.
        You like it or not : Egypt Democracy is dead and buried with military coup. If you are living you will be the one who is going to cry not me.

        • Sam Boulis

          Just one question, where are from and where do you live, please give an answer!

  • Sam Malik

    Tamarod is a fraud Nazi organization, they got lot of money for destroying democracy in Egypt.

    • Sam Boulis

      Just what democracy did they destroy in Egypt and who paid them a lot of money? Egypt has never been democratic state, besides the Brotherhood can hardly be called democracy, as for Nazism, you better check with Hassan Al-Banna the Nazi admirer. Malik, check your facts before making a stupid comment! The Tamarod are ambitious young Egyptians who refused to live under fascist Islamists!

      • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

        But Tamarod accept to live under military coup, Army dictatorship .When it is going to turn ugly between Tamarod and Army we are here and watching.But do not come here to flood Europe with Asylum seekers. Europe got more problems to support again those looking for trouble by backing military rule.

        • Sam Boulis

          First of all, I’m not from Europe, I am an American and have a good idea of what’s going on in Egypt, It won’t get ugly by the Tamartod, the Brotherhood is Egypt great enemy, You guys don’t accept the fact that your guy(Morsi) got removed from office because of his incompetence and failure to care of the problems Egypt is facing. Morsi and the Brother Hoodlums had only one goal in mind ie establishing an Islamist state, he infested the Parliament with his cronies, The Egyptian people rejected all Sharia rules. just accept the defeat and move on for the good of the country!

          • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

            I feel ashamed that you are USA resident and you are making that comment. Suppose that what you said about Morsi failure is true. You think if really you believe in Democracy, to be remove by coup d’Etat or popular Mob?

            40 years it was under military rule what better they have done to the country Egypt? your answer: corruption, gabbegie,greed, human right violation in all level. Bref Dictaroship.

            Transition time what they did: the same

            So What now make you to trust Army than be patience to get rid of Morsi during closer parliamentary election or 2-3 years later to presidential?

            If ballot box is not only a main for democracy is another among main principle of Democracy. But military coup or popular mob is not any pilar of democracy.

          • Sam Boulis

            Hi, I’m gonna ignore the first paragraph of your statement. You keep harping on ballet box and democracy, allow me to repeat what I said in my previous comment, Egypt had been under dictatorship since 1952 when Mr. Gamal Abdel- Nasser and other army officer removed king Farouk, did you notice I did not use the term coup, however, it was a coup (if it walks like a duck it looks like a duck..it is a duck). So Egypt had been ruled by dictators for more than 60 years. In 2011 the people have revolted to change the status quo, looking for democratic form of government. Mr. Morsi and a whole slough of candidates battled for the big job and Morsi was the one who convinced the crowds with a whole lot of promises and so he won the election. Mr. Morsi reneged on his promises and never fulfilled any, remember Mr. Morsi was a prison escapee and was freed by a Palestinian mob, that in itself should have been a good enough reason to disqualify him from the race, however, since Egypt has no checks and balance he became(the first freely and democratically elected president), remember, two wrongs don’t make it right.

            The Egyptian people have suffered immeasurably to create the path for democracy in Egypt. Egyptian people are not power-seekers like those who seek to adulterate freedoms first principles in the constitution.Best thing is, no faith to take part- no religious representatives in Egypt new constitution, in another words, a separation of Mosques-Church and state, if adopted then Egypt will be on the right path for democracy that we enjoy in the west.

            As far as I’m concerned, the Morsi’s election was tainted from the get go. Everyone should be united to pull away from the difficult time Egypt is going through and not to exacerbate the the situation.

            ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME WHERE YOU FROM, I promise not to ashamed of you!

          • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

            WE ARE ACTUALLY ON THE DIAPASON. But we differ on the way to get rid off elected President Morsi. Whatever he push for sharia or not, whatever about economy failure or not but the single question I’m asking you: do you think to build a strong base of democracy like Egypt one after 40 or 60 Under military rule you need to have military intervention by coup d’etat?

            You know very well that say: who kill by sword will perish by sword.

            Can you give me any single country where Democracy has been established by military.

            All democracy in the west and the one you are enjoying now did not come from any military or king. It comes from popular revolt to bring down the king or a general( just have look French revolution)
            Go again to read : Musharaf in Pakistan, Burma of sung su ki their military regime. See all African military coup d’etat since independence.
            But one example:Senegal never had coup d’etat or military rule see how they started enjoying Democracy even it is perfect.
            So you have to rethink about Egypt case not by emotion but with rational thinking. Thanks

          • Sam Boulis

            I will respond fairly soon, I still don’t know your name nor where you live, can you answer me…please!

          • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

            Stephen, living in UK

          • Sam Boulis

            Thanks Stephen will talk again fairly soon!

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