Khaled Hamza, Ikhwanweb's chief editor, strongly condemned statements by jihadist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda concerning the ongoing protests in Egypt, calling for Egyptians to wage violent "Jihad" to topple the regime in Egypt.
Hamza confirmed the Muslim Brotherhood's firm stance against use of violence to achieve legitimate popular demands, rejecting any interference in Egypt’s domestic affairs. He stressed that Egyptians are capable of solving their problem without intrusion, meddling and prying from foreign groups such as Alqaeda and simialr groups advocating the use of violence.
The MB is confident that Egyptians will ignore latest al Qaeda statements and its ideology, which contradict with the basic tenets of Islam and the peacedul nature of the Egyptian people.
Hamza confirmed that the current revolution in Egypt is the "People’s revolution" not an Islamic one, and includes all sects, trends and religions. Egyptian men, women, children, Muslims and Christians have united in their call for freedom and democracy, and the MB group has participated as part of the people.
Al Qaeda statements were made on online forums affiliated with the group, and came after protesters in Cairo and across Egypt staged the biggest show of defiance yet against Egypt’s president Mubarak. For three weeks demonstrators have crowded into the city's Tahrir Square each day demanding that Mubarak to step down.
This proves that after seeing nearing of the end of despotic rule of corrupt US/Israeli puppets, they have launched Al-Qaida, their agents [in disguise] trying to introduce religious violence in to the peaceful Egyptian people’s struggle for independence and democracy. They want to create civil war and anarchy to weaken the will of great Egyptian nation. But their evil designs will fail,
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MB Press Release on Egypt's Uprising- 9-2-2011
•Egypt's authoritarian regime has lost its legitimacy, as marches organized by thousands of anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square downtown Cairo and most governorates of Egypt and continue to challenge the people's will. A tired-looking Mubarak, rather than step down for a peaceful transition of power, was shown on state TV with his associates hated by the masses in a provocative scene, to prove that he still holds the reins of power. This was done in a bid to raise the wrath of rebel protesters.•What also provokes people's anger is that state-owned newspapers reported that Mubarak offers condolences to the families of those killed, in disregard of people's minds, which triggered the people to ask, who is responsible for the murders? Is not Mubarak personally responsible for the missing people who have been detained, tortured and killed under his regime? Is he not the chief executive as long as officials boast that they carry out his instructions?
•To make matters worse, he signed a decree to form a commission which will be tasked to oversee constitutional and required legislative amendments. Regardless of our respect for its members, we believe it is illegitimate because it was composed by the president who has lost his legitimacy..
•The MB believes that the decisions issued by the illegal president is a desperate attempt to deceive the people, and gain time to hold onto power. The dismissal of some officials of the ruling National Democratic Party who have corrupted and perverted political and economic life in Egypt and blatantly rigged the results of both upper and lower chambers, is insufficient because they have distorted Egypt's reputation and quelled people's will. Are not the people who commit such offenses put to trial? It is justice to make a few people scapegoats, while the others are covered up. Public corruption cases must be investigated and prosecuted by the people who have ultimate authority.
•The money that has been looted by businessmen from the former government is sufficient to pay off all Egypt's debts and build a strong economy that will provide jobs for all with decent wages and which will financially encompass disabled and needy families. A strong economy will enable the country to get rid of dependency, eliminate poverty and put an end to foreign aid. Therefore, people want revenge from those thieves and to regain their usurped rights.
•The immediate release of political prisoners and protestors from the recent anti-government protests is the real test of government credibility.
•Attempts by Mubarak to remain in power is not welcomed by the people and those who are allegedly keen on his dignity as Egypt's president should convince him to leave for the sake of the country's supreme interests and its national security.
•It is time for the pro-Mubarak editor-in-chiefs of State-Controlled newspaper to repent, awaken their consciences, align their people, prove their loyalty and abide by the truth far removed from the regime's dictates.
•The Egyptian people have broken the barrier of fear and their awareness has increased and they will not be deceived by the limited procedures taken by officials. The people are patient and determined to achieve their demands, regardless of the sacrifices.