Anti-coup bloc rejects initiative calling on Morsi to step down

The initiative asks Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to present a formal apology to the Egyptian people for their actions over the past three years.

Anti-coup bloc rejects initiative calling on Morsi to step down

World Bulletin/News Desk

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, the main support bloc of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, on Sunday dismissed an initiative spelled out by the head of an interim government committee, saying the initiative does not merit any comment.

Head of the Democratic Course Committee Ezzedine Shokri Fushair made an initiative for national reconciliation that makes it necessary for Morsi to step down.

Fushair's initiative, which was made on the social networking website Facebook, also stipulates that the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement Mohamed Badie should announce the dissolution the movement, from which the ousted president hails.

It says Badie has to submit a statement to the interim government with information on the sources of the funds of the movement and how this money was spent since he took the helm of the movement.

Amr Darrag, Morsi's last minister of planning and a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, said the initiative did not merit any comment.

Helmi Salem, another leader of the pro-Morsi coalition, described the initiative as an attempt to impose the status quo by force.

"I don't know whether this is an initiative or a gallows to pro-Morsi supporters," Salem told Anadolu Agency.

"What will the coup authority offer in return then?" he asked.

The initiative asks Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to present a formal apology to the Egyptian people for their actions over the past three years in return for the release of Muslim Brotherhood members who prove not to be involved in any violence.

Fushair's initiative comes one day after the alliance announced an initiative for national reconciliation and ending Egypt's political crisis.

The alliance's initiative calls for retribution for the victims of the violence that gripped Egypt following Morsi's ouster and putting an end to the military coup against the elected leader.

Last Mod: 17 Kasım 2013, 17:25
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