Muslim Brotherhood youth stand by April 6 against military council's accusations

Ahram Online, Monday 25 Jul 2011

Members of the Brotherhood's youth call for a presidential council to steer Egypt through the transitional phase and ask Islamists to postpone their proposed Friday demonstration in Tahrir Square

A group of the Muslim Brotherhood youth have issued a statement on Facebook to express their ‎‎rejection of accusations made by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ‎‎(SCAF) ‎against the April 6 Youth Movement. The young Brotherhood members also called for a presidential council ‎to assume power until the upcoming presidential elections.

In its 69th communiqué, the ruling military council blamed the April 6 Youth ‎Movement ‎for the violent clashes that erupted in Abbassiya on Saturday. ‎

Alleged hired thugs, along with local residents who believed their ‎neighbourhood ‎was under threat, confronted peaceful demonstrators heading ‎towards ‎the Supreme ‎Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) headquarters to protest against ‎Egypt's military ‎rulers.‎

According to SCAF, the April 6 Youth Movement called for these protests with the ‎‎intention of damaging the relationship between the army and civilians. ‎

In their statement on Facebook, the Muslim Brotherhood youth asserted that the April 6 ‎Movement played a vital role during the January 25 Revolution, saying that ‎questioning ‎their intentions is unacceptable.‎

As well as calling for a presidential council, the Brotherhood youth urged that Friday's proposed mass protest by Islamists be postponed, saying ‎the time is not right for such a gathering.‎

Islamist forces, including Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya and Salafists, have been planning to ‎‎‎peacefully rally in Tahrir Square in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering of ‎‎Egypt's Islamists.

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