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Salafist Abu-Ismail condemns anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign

Salafist figure Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail says petition to 'withdraw confidence' from President Morsi has no legal basis

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 May 2013
Hazem Salah Abu Ismail
Controversial Salafist leader Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic-language news website)
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Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, founder of the Salafist Raya Party, has condemned the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign, claiming it has no legal or constitutional basis.

'Rebel' is a grassroots movement to withdraw confidence from President Mohamed Morsi and force him to call early presidential elections by collecting 15 million signatures by 30 June.

The campaign, which was launched on 1 May, has collected 2 million signatures so far.

Abu-Ismail told Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr satellite channel on Sunday that during his presidential bid he collected double the number of signatures collected by 'Rebel' so far.

Abu-Ismail collected 150,000 signatures backing his bid to run for president in 2012 - a number that exceeded all other presidential hopefuls.

He was later disqualified from the race after it was discovered that his mother has dual US-Egyptian nationality.

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14-05-2013 11:19am
Country = People
Country only exist because of its people. It is people who made changes during 25th January Revolution, and its people who have right to say if current power fulfill their expectations. People wanted freedom which current government does not respect, therefore there is no surprise they fighting for their rights.
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