Coptic Solidarity endorses the following statement by Egypt’s NSF
The National Salvation Front salutes the heroic peaceful resistance by millions of citizens, in the forefront of them the judges of Egypt, in the face of the attempted kidnapping of the nation through a flawed and void draft constitution that lacks the most important conditions of a national consensus.
While America is still discussing Benghazi’s 9/11 terrorist attack and questioning whether Ambassador Chris Stevens and the four America heroes were killed by U.S. supplied arms to Libyan jihadists or not; it happens yet again! The founding fathers of al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) militants introduces the second act of the familiar horror in Cairo. But unlike Ambassador Stevens, Mr. Najm lived against the dismay of the MB to speak the truth after he survived the horror.
Why should we boycott the referendum on Egypt's flawed draft constitution, due to start on Saturday December 8 for Egyptians abroad (Arabic text)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Egyptian Front for National Salvation and Coptic Solidarity call for a demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Saturday December 8 to condemn the power grab and other illegitimate measures taken by President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt.
Ten days before the Supreme Constitutional Court was scheduled to issue its ruling on December 2nd in lawsuits regarding the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly, Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration in which he arrogated to himself sweeping powers, and shielding his decisions from legal challenge through the courts.
The day before the court's session, the Constituent Assembly, dominated by Islamists after the withdrawal of civil (non-Islamist) forces and Christians, rushed a draft new constitution considered to be a blue print to establish a "theocratic state" and take Egypt centuries back. President Morsi immediately called for a referendum to be held on December 15th ignoring even the mandatory delay needed to have a public discussion on the document.
On December 2nd, Morsi's Islamist thuggish supporters besieged the Supreme Constitutional Court and stopped justices from going in.
The Constitutional Court was expected by many experts to dissolve the assembly as it was established on flawed basis.
Islamists in the Constituent Assembly imposed their will throughout the drafting process, depriving women of their basic rights and seriously curtailing human rights and religious freedom.
This sequence of events sparked massive outrage in Egypt against Morsi, leading hundreds of thousands to take to the streets all over the country. The protesters demanded to revoke the latest constitutional declaration, disbanding and replacing the Constituent Assembly, and discarding the draft constitution. Some are demanding Morsi's removal from office.
Recent remarks made by Egypt’s leading Islamists continue to expose their blatant hypocrisy and exploitation of democracy as a tool to be discarded once it serves Islamist purposes
Discussing the First Article of the original Egyptian Constitution—which states that “The Arab Republic of Egypt is a democratic state based on citizenship”—Sheikh Wagdi Ghoneim recently condemned democracy in a tweet on his twitter account: "How could Egypt be an ‘Islamic State’ with a democratic system? Why aren't the Islamists objecting to this outright blasphemy?” He added: “The Second Article talks about principles—what kind of Islam is this? How are you standing up for Sharia? We won't let this constitution get passed.”
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