From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

Abdelrehim Ali’s memories with his friend, the martyr Mohamed Mabrouk, tells the story of his martyrdom

Abdelrehim Aly

Dr. Abdelrehim Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Bawaba News, said that after the January 25 revolution, the political forces were on one side and the Brotherhood on the other, and when the group threw the “presidency bone”, everyone began attempting to court it.

During his meeting with journalist Khaled Salah on the “Ala Hawa Masr” program on the Al-Nahar satellite channel, Abdelrehim Ali added, “The Brotherhood threw to them the presidency bone that they would not run, and everyone tried to court the group, and the prevailing decision was for the Brotherhood to have the parliament to codify the presidency.” Meanwhile, those who were competing with the Brotherhood for the cake of the parliament were the Salafists, as they had no ambitions for the presidency, and Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shafiq was the only presidential candidate, who was hostile to the group from the first moment.

He explained that the police were targeted from January 25 to 28, with the aim of bringing the Egyptian state to its knees, which began with bringing the police to its knees and trying to force it out of service by killing, intimidating and storming prisons. Had it not been for the Egyptian army, it would have ended the country forever.

He pointed out that the police martyrs “paved the way for us to safety and security, bandaged the wounds of the Egyptian state, and paid a heavy blood tax,” recalling one of the Egyptian police heroes who was a close friend of his, saying, “He was like a son, a little brother and a friend... the martyr Lieutenant-Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk.”

Ali explained that in April or May 2011, he had an appointment with the martyr Mohamed Mabrouk, and at that time the Brotherhood filled the world with shouting that they were not greedy for the presidency. Mabrouk came to him with a paper that there was a source in one of the major foreign embassies who had been dealing with him for two years and gave it to him, in which was written: “The next president of Egypt is Mohamed Morsi al-Ayat.”

“He told me that these people don’t joke, and all the things that we were seeing was coming from them. The plan was from early on, and the politicians approved it,” Ali continued, explaining that Mohamed Mabrouk at the time had written the record and had with him the famous call between Morsi and Ahmed Abdel Aty, his office manager, who was responsible for the youth sector in Europe and the official of the Turkey station at the time, and he met with the US intelligence official and agreed with him that the Brotherhood would participate in the demonstrations in a symbolic way.

Abdelrehim Ali pointed out that Mohamed Mabrouk left his house at nine o’clock in the evening and called him and asked, “When will you go to the Submarine? (a cafe behind his office)”, and he replied that he would go at one o’clock after the birthday party of his daughter, Dalia, on April 11. Mabrouk replied that he would be there exactly one. Then Ali added, “General Adel called me and said in a hoarse voice, ‘Mabrouk, they killed him, Abdelrehim.’”

Abdelrehim noted that Mabrouk’s lifelong friend was the one waiting for him and informed the terrorists, even though the martyr was taking his friend's mother for dialysis, explaining that the terrorists circled his car and fired 12 bullets at him in the face.

Dr. Abdelrehim Ali seemed to be affected and hid his tears, continuing, “Respects to the martyr Mohamed Mabrouk.”

It is noteworthy that the series “El-Ekhteyar (The Choice) 2” revolves around the story of the Egyptian policemen's struggle in recent years and their attempt to protect the country from terrorist organizations, bombings and villainous operations.

The actor Karim Abdel Aziz embodies the character of Officer Zakaria Younes in the series, an officer who exposed and arrested terrorist cells during the period of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in.

The actor Ahmed Mekky plays the role of Officer Youssef El-Rifai, a police officer in the Sinai who moves to Cairo, before leaving the service and joining a terrorist organization and trying to target the Egyptian armed forces.

The character of Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk is embodied by the actor Eyad Nassar, a character who gained a lot of popularity after appearing on the television series.


Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk

Colonel Mohamed Mabrouk was one of the most important national security officers who tried to expose the Muslim Brotherhood during their rule.

Mabrouk was a witness to the trial of late President Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage and betrayal of the homeland.