Islamist leader calls for pro-Mursi protests across Egypt on Monday

CAIRO Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:43am EDT

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi hold up masks of him as they gather at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi hold up masks of him as they gather at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo July 12, 2013.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A senior leader of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's party called for mass rallies across Egypt on Monday, hours after tens of thousands of Mursi's supporters demanded his return in a peaceful protest in Cairo.

Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi is expected to swear in a new cabinet next week to enforce an army-backed "road map" to restore civilian rule. The military overthrew Mursi, the country's first democratically elected president, on July 3.

Mursi's party has rejected all political process since then.

"Next Monday a bigger crowd, God willing, in all the squares of Egypt - against the military coup," Essam El-Erian, Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, said on his Facebook page on Saturday.

"Egypt decides through the ballot box, through protests, and mass rallies and peaceful sit-ins. No one person, one elite group and military organization will impose its decision on the people," he said.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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randburg100 wrote:
These ‘islamists’ are funny! They don’t seem to have noticed the irony of the situation.

If everything is done at the will of allah, whoever/whatever that is, it follows that ‘allah’ wanted Mursi out….ergo by protesting, they are doing so against the will of ‘allah’…..doesn’t that mean they are REALLY REALLY bad and so should be beheaded or shot….????

Jul 13, 2013 9:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve2 wrote:
bitter clingers clinging to their guns and korans.

Jul 13, 2013 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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