- June 11, 2011
MB Chairman Reiterates Calls to Rekindle Revolution’s Tolerant Spirit
Reiterating calls to revive the spirit present in Tahrir Square during the Revolution Dr. Mohamed Badie spoke to crowds in Sohag. Badie urged the people to respect the success of the revolution illustrated during the referendum which illustrated the Egyptians appreciation for order and discipline.
The Muslim Brotherhood chairman cited that it was imperative that the nation work on restoring Egypt’s glory and embrace the practices of tolerance and decent ethics which Islam and the Azhar Institute advocate.
He highlighted that since its establishment the MB has promoted unity, forbearance and moderation for all regardless of both ideological and religious differences.
He stressed that the group has never held grudges against any particular faction or religion and highly respected freedom of speech for all. He added that in fact he enjoys a good relationship with Pope Shenouda and intends to visit him upon his return from his treatment in the US.
Discussing the Palestinian issue he stated that now the fruits of the Egyptian revolution are being reaped with the reconciliation between the Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas and the opening of the Rafah border crossing. He added that the Egyptians never approved of closing the borders nor will they ever accept besieging the Gazans again.
Ending his address he denied claims that the group received external financing stressing that the MB never have nor will accept such funding.
Distinguished guests who attended the seminar included Hammam Ali Yusuf from the group’s administrative office in Sohag, Eng. Mahmoud Morsy from the Sohag City Council, Coptic Father Mina, and Father Marcus Adly.