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.