Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Statement Regarding Unjust Ruling
On Monday, September 23, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters, headed by Judge Mohamed El-Sayed, banned the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood Association emanating from it as well as any institution subsidiary of or affiliated with it, any facility or establishment set up with its money, any establishment receiving financial support or any kind of support, and all associations that receive its donations, and banned that any of these should have any member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, association or organization.
The court also decided to seize all real-estate, movables, property and funds, whether owned or leased by the Muslim Brotherhood and all persons belonging to it.
The Brotherhood affirms that this selective retaliatory political exclusionary ruling comes as no surprise. It is meant to give false and deceptive legal cover for actual ongoing actions already carried out by the military junta since July 3, 2013.
The coup forces arrested more than fifteen thousand Brotherhood officials, including its Chairman Dr. Mohamed Badie and two deputies, as well as a great number of its officials in the provinces.
The putschists’ forces also burnt the Brotherhood’s headquarters, while thousands of the group’s members were killed in cold blood, and false accusations were made against many more, as savagery and brutality were the norm in dealing with peaceful protesters.
The Muslim Brotherhood reminds the military putschists of their predecessors who tried these same tactics and imagined that they were able to drive the group and its members out of the Egyptian society, of which they are a vibrant vivid and bright and generous part, around which people stand in solidarity and positive support, as has happened in all elections since the January 25 (2011) Revolution – and even before that, and as is happening now in mass protests continuing daily since the military coup, rejecting the putschists, along with the Brotherhood defending the legitimacy of the clear popular choices trampled by the military, and endeavoring to regain the independence of their homeland and future generations.
This selective retaliatory political exclusionary ruling issued by a court outside its jurisdiction, included more severe provisions than demanded by plaintiffs themselves and surpassed the judgment of the original case against the civil association subject to the NGO law, in a precedent not seen in the worst fascist regimes.
This unjust ruling comes as a new episode in the series of ongoing security attacks since the reprehensible military coup that pounced on the legitimate authority, closed satellite TV channels and arrested the innocent and continues to do so.
Indeed, the putschists have been committing brutal massacres against peaceful protesters, starting with the Republican Guard Club massacre, through the podium (or Manasseh) massacre, then the horrific massacres in Rabaa and Nahda squares, and the traitorous brutal attacks in Delga and Kerdasa towns. No-one knows to what fate the coup regime is taking the homeland and the people.
"The Muslim Brotherhood" as an idea, a method and a group, was, is and will remain steadfast on the Path of God, true to its covenant with God, and faithful to the homeland and the people, committed to the moderate approach with wisdom and good counsel, using all peaceful means within the framework of the just law.
"The Muslim Brotherhood" endeavors for truth, strength and freedom. It has transcended geographical borders and boundaries, solemnly promising its nation and its peoples to continue to work, to serve its homelands, championing the causes of its nation, true to its principles, faithful to its method, until the peoples are blessed with freedom and dignified life, and humanity is blessed with the light of Islam and the principles of its Godly laws, which heal humanity and leads to happiness of mankind. Its members will not be cowered or discouraged by an unjust ruling or the tyranny of a repressive regime.
"Those who do wrong will soon come to meet their ultimate destiny." (Quran 26:227)
God is great. Praise be to God.
The Muslim Brotherhood
September 23, 2013