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'We are not biased towards anyone,' say military

Statement 59 of the SCAF assures the Egyptian people they do not favour any particular political force

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 May 2011
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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has released Communiqué 59, which assures Egyptians that they are not biased towards any particular political force.

In the statement released on the council’s official Facebook page, SCAF said they have always been on the side of the revolution since the moment it began, because they believed in the right of the Egyptian people to have a good life and a better future.

They added that the armed forces “did not and will not try to hijack authority in Egypt out of respect for the legitimacy and principles of the military institution.”

SCAF then added that they deal with all the political forces in Egypt equally and without bias in order to maintain national harmony. They added that the armed forces are working hard to help Egypt pass through the transitional phase and “hand over power to a civil authority democratically elected by the people.”

They added that if any of the country’s political forces have a demand, SCAF would first present the demand to the people and would not force its own views on the nation.

SCAF then called on all the political forces in Egypt to follow two major strategies to help Egypt have a “successful democratic experience that would become a model for the world like the 25 January Revolution.”

The first, they said, is to stay united and push aside disagreements and understand that the final word will always be that of the Egyptian people through the ballot box, which will not be used to discriminate for or against any group. The armed forces “will not allow anyone, no matter who they are to take over power without the consent of the people.”

The second, the statement said, is that the focus now should not be on individual interests, but rather on the interests of Egypt as a whole.

“The great people of this nation are closely following the movements of the various political forces,” the statement concluded, and “their only goal is to implement [the people’s] ambitions without taking a side other than with those who will help Egypt pass through this sensitive and historical period to a bright future which the armed forces will help protect.”

 

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Sherif
29-05-2011 09:40pm
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We are not biased towards anyone...except the Islamists
Actions speak louder than words! It is a ludicrous and deceptive claim by the SCAF to claim that they show no bias to anyone. In fact it is a blatant lie. Everything the SCAF has done since Mubarak was overthrown shows their sympathy and support for the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis. Since the revolution, the SCAF has permitted the Islamic extremist El-Karadawi to address the revolutionaries in Tahrir at the expense of others; released a large number of Islamic terrorists and murderers including El-Zomor and others who now incite hatred and violence; have aligned themselves with Iran which has used Sharia to abuse its citizens' rights; have allowed the Salafis to destroy churches and kill over 400 Copts while standing by watching, and then arresting the victims while letting the Salafi criminals who perpetrated the crimes run free; have arrested and tortured ordinary youth calling for democracy in Tahrir; and now are rushing toward an early election that will clearly favor the Mu
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