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Egyptian people respect those who respect their will, 'Rebel' tells Ashton

Leaders of Egypt's anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign tell EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that they reject a safe exit without trial for Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Jul 2013
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, center, meets with Mahmoud Badr, left, and Mohammed Abdel-Aziz, leaders of the youth campaign Tamarod, which led the protests against Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Leaders of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' (Tamarod) campaign met with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Cairo on Monday and stressed they reject "deals" and a safe exit for Mohamed Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ashton is in Cairo for talks following the killing of at least 80 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during violent clashes with the police early on Saturday morning.

"Everyone involved in bloodshed must be subject to a fair trial," Mahmoud Badr, one of the leaders of Rebel said, according to a statement on the group's official website.

"We asked her if she would personally accept an armed sit-in to be set up under her house, one that would force her to go to her home before being searched thoroughly and would turn the gardens surrounding her house to places for people to sleep, and would construct toilets in them," read the statement.

In her second visit to Egypt this month, Ashton is meeting members of Egypt's current transitional government as well as members of the Muslim Brotherhood who are firmly demanding Morsi's reinstatement.

Badr said the delegation told the EU's top diplomat that the Egyptian people respect those who respect their will and "all countries must respect our will."

He also posed her a question about whether European nations would allow sit-ins by Al Qaeda in their cities, pointing out that "black flags of Al Qaeda are present at all of the pro-Morsi rallies."

The archaic black flag carrying "there is no God but Allah" in white is used by Al-Qaeda. It has appeared in numerous Islamist and Brotherhood rallies in Egypt over the past two years.

The Rebel campaign supported calls by army chief and defence minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for Egyptians to rally against "terrorism" last Friday, a message thought to be implicitly aimed at the Brotherhood. Huge numbers of Egyptians heeded El-Sisi's call to demonstrate. Police gunned down Morsi's supporters later that night.

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Komorek
30-07-2013 08:59pm
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progress
It is an illusion that a country stepping on a progress path can meet warm welcome from other countries. Every one is glad to relish relative wealth compared to neighbours. For example China has been isolated and mocked for its ackward attempts to modernize of 50s and 60s. Now it is perceived better because the Chinese have achieved success thanks to their resolve and hard work. Komorek
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MM
30-07-2013 07:35pm
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Leave egypt alone
Please let Egyptian clean their street from the Muslim Fundamental, we Christian and moderate Muslin want to live in peace and help our country to move forward not backward. Why you are trying to protect Al Qaeda and criminals. If they do not want to shad their blood why it is ok for them to kill, burn churches and do all this evil acts. The police and Military in Egypt need to do their job regardless of what the brotherhood says. They are liar and try to tell the world they are the victim but trust the 40 Million Egyptian, they showed their support to the military for good reasons. please do not take the brotherhood's side, do not support the criminals rather please support the victims.where were the world when they killed an incent Christian in churches? I really do not understand why US & other countries care so much about the Muslim fundamentals that even Arab and Muslim country can not stand. Wake up and take the right position!
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A.M
30-07-2013 07:19pm
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Paradox of Islam and Politics
Dear Commentators, MB started out as a movement to propagate Islam. However due to some hard line elements they lost track of their basic goals and wanted their share of politics. Now majority of people in Rabia Adawiya have come from Villages who are paid by the MB daily to sit in. Its quite clear that Politics and Islam have no co-relation. Islam is a religion of peace but MB use it to promote their objectives when it suits them. They use women and children as shields. The women in BURQA's are mostly men or even armed men. MB is making a fool out of the people in Adawiya and are planning their escape routes to GAZA. MB also committed treason with Hamas and Hesb O Allah to infiltrate SINAI along with Shia Iran to create divisions amongst Egyptians, the basic divide and rule situation. They also gave fuel and electricity to Gaza while Egypt had no fuel no Electricity. I swear that i support any regime who serve the People of Egypt and their Aspirations. I mean we have a mountain of Socio / Economic problems that need urgent attention, Why could not those problems be tackled, why did the MB ignore the Egyptian people having so many So called Doctors on board, its a shame they got Egypt on a silver platter and they ruined it. Shame on MB for committing treason against Egypt and the Army.
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Khaled
30-07-2013 02:47pm
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It everyones fault
It everyones fault! It always takes two or more to start trouble and two or more to stop trouble. All are hard headed and none will stop. So stop blaming others when you have not yet blamed yourself!
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Amal Mahmoudy
30-07-2013 11:36am
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response to Ashton
Ashton go back home and think over your plans and conspiracies: We egyptian people are not like all Arabs, we are awake Shame on you..........
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Asad
30-07-2013 08:54am
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Hypocracy
Felools are now in new dress call themselve "Tamarod" to fool the world.They conspired with Army,used American & copts fundings and stolen the "will of egyptians" on gun point.They are now talking respect for the will of egyptian at one end and commiting crimes against humanity by killing egyptian on the streets.Tamorod are responsible for the masscare of egyptian,they should be brought to justice for blood that is being spilled now.
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Jon
30-07-2013 12:50am
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Half the people disenfranchised?
- We respect those who respect the people's will, sounds the half threat from Tamorod. The gaping hole in their plan, and that of the other "liberals", is that they want an Egypt without influence for the islamists. Even if their popularity might have waned, the islamists probably still command the support of at least half the Egyptian voters. The only way to keep the Brotherhood and the salafists out of the political process, is through a continued military dictatorship. The Tamarod people could be honest enough to admit that this is exactly what they want. Show your flags, put on the uniforms!
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Sam
30-07-2013 09:31pm
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Why do you assume that the population is divided in half? You think half the country wants salafis and MB running it? It may seem like that from the news but that's because those salafi and mb supporters are very devout.They are influenced very easily by radicals who want nothing but to rule the state by teir interpretation of the Quran. A lot of these people commenting don't even live in Egypt they are enjoying their freedoms in the west while trying to impliment what is right for Egypt. How comical is that
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anti-hajrudin
30-07-2013 12:33am
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Truth
You have a backward religion that doesn't respect the free-will of others. They didn't use the army. The people wanted the Muslim Brotherhood out. Islam is not a viable political, social or economic theory. You are free to practice it as your religion but don't impose it on others.
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Sam
30-07-2013 09:39pm
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Hajrudin
Come on man you mention Spain as an example? Give me an example right now of a succesful Islamic country that uses Sharia. Don't you dare tell me Saudi Arabia because the only thing stabilizing countries like that is their oil. How has Islam proved it can lead Egypt to progress? These corrupt dictators like Morsi are going to save Egypt? And you say they showed 300k in Tahrir square how many mb supporters were shown? You can counter that argument with the same argument. Bottom line is only reason MB won was because nobody wanted Shafiq there was no good candidate. I love the excuse that he was the democratically elected leader, so what does that mean? A lot of facist dictators were democratically elected lol
hajrudin
30-07-2013 03:33pm
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you say: Islam is not a viable political, social or economic theory. you are again wrong. Islam is proved that can lead Egypt to progress. When Muslims ruled Spain (for example) Spain achieved the highest level of progress. you say: You are free to practice it as your religion but don't impose it on others. ---- first of all let my say : the minority can t impose their will on the majority. so far you have done it. we had a secular state (they called democratic secular so and so), but it was proved that this system doesn t work. the sate failed. We have the right to chose by which system we will be governed. The minority in this case( Tamarod and army) can t impose their will on the majority of people (who are Muslims). Under a muslim ruler, I m sure you will have more right than you have in any other democratic state. ISLAM has never imposed its will on others who don t want it ( that s why copts have lived in Egypt continually). I m sure not only secularists, copts, jews,
hajrudin
30-07-2013 03:12pm
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you say the people wanted MB out. How do you know that, just because there were 300k in tahrer, or let say half million, so there isn t more people in egypt. how you neglect other people. That s why there is ballot box.
hajrudin
30-07-2013 03:08pm
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Truth
You seem that you don t know anything about Islam. Egypt has lived for years under Islamic rulers. Egyptian have lived peacefully. Do you know why, because there is a verse in the Kur'n: ( La ikraha fi'l-din, "There's no compulsion in religion" Meaning, you can't be forcing someone to convert to Islam or make them do something against their will and its their choice. ).
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hajrudin
29-07-2013 11:43pm
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Tamarod
Tamarod is to be blamed for what is happening in Egypt. In spite of army also this evil movement should be hold accountable for those who died so far . They used army to take the gov by force. why they don t waited just like in a normal country for another 3 years and go to ballot box. they knew that they will not win. Now they are part of a dictatorship regime. People of Egypt never will forgive it. Muslims wake up.
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