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- May 15, 2009
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Kefaya, opposition forces to stage protests during upcoming Obama visit
Opposition forces, including Kefaya, are planning on staging protests during
Obama is set to address the Muslim world from
Activists as well as public figures started holding meetings to prepare for these protests, Abdel Halim Qandil, coordinator of Kefaya, told Daily News
Qandil said that he is in touch with different opposition forces to organize a major protest in one of
“Obama’s choice of
He explained that Obama’s visit to Egypt proves that the American administration is giving priority to the idea of stability — achieved by following the same policies that support authoritarian regimes — rather than to human rights and democracy in the region.
“This visit bursts some of the opposition forces’ bubbles, who were depending on the
George Ishaq, co-founder of Kefaya, told Daily News
“But it is clear that the American president will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors who continued to support authoritarian regimes to ensure that American interests are served, and democracy and human rights in the region will take a backseat to stability,” he said.