Muslim Brotherhood expresses support for 28 November protests

Menan Khater
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The Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday published a statement on their official website in support of the Salafi Front’s call for protests.

The Salafi Front – an Islamist political organisation – has called for protests under the name “the Muslim Youth Uprising”, to take place on 28 November. The group said that the protests come in response to “secular attempts to weaken the Islamic identity and Sharia”.

The Brotherhood, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the authorities, called the 28 November protests a new wave of the glorious Egyptian revolution, and urged others to fight for their identity and victory of peaceful freedom of expression.

“We are warning the bloody coup regime not to commit riots against our innocent youth, or destroy mosques, or burn the holy Quran,” the Brotherhood’s statement added.

The Brotherhood added in their statement that every faction of the Egyptian society has the right to freely express themselves without being called as traitor or infidel. They also said they will stand by the Egyptians until they accomplish the goals of the 25 January Revolution.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said in an interview on privately-owned Tahrir Channel that any threat to police facilities “will be met with force and if necessary with live rounds”.

The Ministry of Religious Endowments issued a speech on Friday to mosques across the country forbidding people from joining the Salafi Front protests.

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