From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali
Reconciliation with MB utterly unacceptable in Egypt
I like from time to time to remind some of the story of the late President Anwar Sadat with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially when I smell the odors of treachery from some of those who, consciously or unconsciously, call for reconciliation.
Despite the blood of the martyrs that was being shed on a daily basis, deepening the wounds of revenge between us and that terrorist group, some still utter words like, one blood, and one homeland.
This is being done within the quest to hand over the homeland to the terrorist group and its allies, under the cover of the alleged reconciliation, and here we have to remind the current generation of young people about history, especially those experiences that are still visible before our eyes, and that only a short period of time has passed.
Through vigilant and direct monitoring of the general political situation in Egypt, I can put my hand on the origin of the disease, as no one places the value of the supreme national interest above his personal interests.
We are at a crossroads, a moment that requires a careful sorting of everyone and for everyone. Am I exaggerating if I say: He who is not with us is against us?
The nation is now fighting a battle of existence - which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi realized well and repeated more than once - a battle of existence.
Those with special interests know very well what they are doing, but near them I observe a rising generation, for which I have pity for many years.
I used to see that they are young people who have fallen victim to ignorance and educational and cultural erosion. They cannot distinguish truth from falsehood. Suddenly, I realized that I was in front of very large conspiring groups.
Look at the history, present, and interests of those who talk about reconciliations, to know that none of them works for the sake of the country, everyone is deceitful; they work to increase their bank balances, and in order to remain in the spotlight.
The shameful thing is that those who adopt the idea of reconciliation and its approach have nothing of their own to do. They volunteer for a group that decided to fight the war to its end, believing that it could win.
We refuse to talk about reconciliation politically, intellectually and humanely.
Politically, because the group is a traitor, its entire history is based on treason, which is what invites me here to tell the new generations its story with Sadat, who brought them out of prisons and sheltered them, so they came out against him and participated in his killing.
Intellectually, because this is a group that can never repent, it cannot take off the mantle of terrorism, it cannot give up killing and vandalism.. this is its religion by which it condemns.. and it cannot abandon it.
On 6 October 1981, Sadat was assassinated during the annual victory parade held in Cairo to celebrate Egypt's crossing of the Suez Canal.
The assassins were either part of, or hired by the Jama’a al-Islameya, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Following the assassination, they were all sentenced to death, except Aboud el-Zomor who was jailed for life as he was not present during the attack, he was involved in the planning of the operation.
Angered by the peace deal that Cairo had signed with Israel, and inspired by the revolution in Iran that had just taken in place between 1978-79, there were efforts by Islamists to take over the Maspero national TV and Radio building in Cairo as well as assassinate the interior minister, Nabawi Ismail.