From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

Before June 30, MB threatens Christians not to demonstrate

Abdelrehim Aly

Abdel-Rehim Ali, Egyptian thinker, CEO of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Paris, and Editor-in-Chief for Al-Bawaba Newspaper, has said the Muslim Brotherhood is threatening the Egyptian masses against demonstrating on June 30, 2013.

The 30 June protests occurred in Egypt on 30 June 2013, ending with the ouster of former president and member of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi after mass protests across Egypt demanding his immediate resignation.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is threatening the Egyptian youths who brought them back their dignity,” Ali said in a televised interview with journalist Osama Kamal on his show “Cairo 360”. “I dare you to do anything on June 30.”

Ali added, during the interview that was aired on June 23, 2013, that part of the Brotherhood’s plan to put out the Egyptian people’s anger and stop them the streets on June 30 was to spread rumors, including threats of besieging churches.

He explained that all the words and plans of the Brotherhood against Egypt and the Egyptians are being recorded and documented.

Ali further affirmed that some Egyptians in residential areas and slums have threatened the Muslim Brotherhood that in case one Christian got hurt, three Muslim Brotherhood members will be hurt in return as a retaliation.

He explained that the youth addressed them in the same way as a kind of deterrence, and their assertion that they will protect each other with their blood and spirit.

He also pointed out that threats of the Brotherhood only bring negative results, as they always expect that their threats will bring positive results, but what happens along the line is the opposite of their expectations.

“How did the Supreme Elections Committee accept the papers of a man fleeing prison and not yet proven innocent in the first place?” Ali asked.

He stressed that whoever is willing to sell his country and make alliance with Egypt’s enemies cannot be called Egyptian.