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Democratic Front Party petition to support armed forces

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The party launches a campaign to ban the Muslim Brotherhood and delegates the armed forces to combat terrorism

 Opponents to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold portraits of Egyptian army chief General Abdel as they demonstrate at Itihadiya main street in Cairo, late on July 26, 2013.  (AFP Photo)

Opponents to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold portraits of Egyptian army chief General Abdel as they demonstrate at Itihadiya main street in Cairo, late on July 26, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

By Fatma Khaled

The Democratic Front Party (DFP) is launching a petition campaign, entitled Supporting the Egyptian military, which encourages people to authorise the armed forces to “prevent terrorist attacks.”

“It is a revolutionary campaign not a political one and we approve of reconciliation but not with someone who carries a weapon,” said DFP founder Sherief Al-Serghy in a Saturday press conference.

The party claimed that since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi terrorist acts have escalated and they launched the campaign to combat the “chaos”.

Mohamed Farag, the party’s spokesman, said the Muslim Brotherhood should be banned from political participation.

“We delegate the armed forces to charge anyone carrying a weapon, to start military operations in Sinai to restore stability and to get rid of terrorists that the Muslim Brotherhood left,” added Farag.

The party demanded the presidency and cabinet dissolve any party that discriminates between citizens on the basis of gender, creed or custom.

The DFP urged the presidency to take all precautionary measures to regain security in respect to citizens’ dignity and not take arbitrary actions against any citizen.

The party also demanded the immediate dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in.

Al-Serghy rejected the “Muslim Brotherhood’s request for foreign intervention and conducting non-peaceful marches,” urging citizens to sign the petitions as soon as possible.

The DFP also emphasised that the mandate given to the armed forces does not give them the right to intervene in political life, but rather calls upon it to preserve national security.

  • Mahmud Abdullah

    A democratic party without democracy. First change the name of the party and then back the army; otherwise people around the globe who believe in democracy and uphold democratic values will be ashamed.

  • DAMNtoMilitaryrule

    Is it a party democratic or a party of genocide to other Egyptians?


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