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April 6 Youth Movement likens Muslim Brotherhood to Mubarak’s NDP

April 6 slams the Muslim Brotherhood, reports violations in constitution referendum and declares the 25 January anniversary a ‘day of action’ against the new constitution

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Dec 2012
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April 6 press conference against new constitution 25 December 2012 (Photo: Ahram)
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The April 6 Youth Movement has launched a scathing attack on the Muslim Brotherhood, likening it to the National Democratic Party (NDP) which was dismantled following last year’s popular uprising.

The influential movement, which played a key role in the mass protests that unseated autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, has also questioned the legitimacy of a newly-approved constitution that was written by Islamists.

According to unofficial results, 64% of the Egyptians backed the new constitution which stirred controversy, after opposition walked out from the constituent assembly accusing the Islamists of dominating the process and drafting articles that will lead to autocracy.
 
"The April 6 joined the opposition after it witnessed the Islamist current’s unwillingness to cooperate during its participation in the constituent assembly and its meetings with Islamists," Ahmed Maher, who co-founded the movement, told a news conference on Tuesday.

“The percentage of those who voted in favour of the new charter represents less than one third of those who have the right to vote, and that is a very low turnout. Moreover, mass violations have been reported and still need to be investigated. Thus, the constitution lacks popular legitimacy.”

The violations included opening polling stations hours after deadline, directing voters to back the new constitution, allowing Islamist monitors to enter polling stations while banning opposition, interrupting the flow of voters in areas known for being anti-Islamists and counting votes before the closure of polling stations, according to 6 April member Mohamed Kamel.

Another member also claimed that some of his comrades were assaulted and had their cameras confiscated while documenting what he described as “vote rigging”.

“The Muslim Brotherhood has turned into a new NDP, using the same arguments in their defence of the referendum,” added Maher, referring to statements made by the Brotherhood in which they said that all what counts is the result of ballot boxes.

“The movement will coordinate with other political parties to work on abolishing the new constitution. The next 25 January will be a day of mass action against the new constitution.”

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Khalid Ahmed, Port Said
26-12-2012 02:46pm
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Hijacking
What is a new? They hijacked Islam and might as well anything else.
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Dina
26-12-2012 02:32pm
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They did this
April 6 is responsible. They are the ones that chased off the military, they are the ones who voted for Morsi when it came down to it and would not even hear Shafik out after he told them their revolution was being stolen from them and he would have helped them restore it. And you know what? He really probably would have. Because he knew that many people were skeptical, and would be able to do to him what they did to Mubarak. He would have been easy to get rid of. Morsi on the other hand, and the Ikhwan, will see Egypt burn before they EVER leave. And April 6 knew this, they KNEW what the MB was all about and what their ultimate goal is and they still voted for them. So they are the ones to blame. Never trust Ikhwan, look at their past leaders like Abu-Fatouh and Habib who have left them and spoken out against them because of their true intentions.
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Um-Zeenab, Cairo
26-12-2012 08:14am
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Facts
MB leaders ordered its members to stay home during the uprising. After two weeks, BH sent first their women to streets and finally the "men" came out of hiding. Shame on BH for their false, non-Islamic claim.
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Freedom Fighter, ALaddin
25-12-2012 07:02pm
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Future Hopwe
You give me hope for free Egypt. I fought in 73 to liberate Egypt and was hijacked by military and now by extremists. Tahya Misr. Darkness started creeping on our nation.
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mohammed moiduddin
25-12-2012 06:32pm
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Really? Really?
April 6th movement has lost credibility. MB is the only group so far to stand up for the martyrs while they support a promubark judiciary. People can see right through this. They need to stop being so confrontational and work with the majority. Otherwise they will become irrelevant. adios 6th youth- either you get brainwashed with the 3 stooges or respectfully negotiate with the majority.
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Dina
26-12-2012 02:27pm
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They are taking over
They have taken over the Presidency, the Parliament, the cabinet, and other government posts all throughout the country.
Dina
26-12-2012 02:26pm
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They are taking over
They have taken over the presidency, the cabinet, the Parliament, goverment posts, and the
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