Parliamentary uprising against killing of veiled victim in Germany
|Thursday, July 9,2009 00:55|
The Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary Bloc members in the People"s Assembly along with a number of independent MPs lodged a strongly-worded statement. The statement included a warning to the ruling National Democratic Party urging them to take serious measures in confronting the rage and anger that immensely distressed the Egyptians both at home and abroad following the criminal and terrorist attack that claimed the life of Dr. Marwa Elsherbini by a German fanatic merely because she was wearing the headscarf.
The legislator questioned the Foreign Ministry’s role in regards to this crime in calming the Egyptians who felt anger, pain and anguish toward the government’s silence on the ongoing attacks against Egyptian expatriates all over the world.
On another note, the members of the Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary Bloc Ali Laban, Dr. Hamdi Hassan, Hussein Ibrahim and Dr. Ahmed Diab submitted questions inquiring which Egyptians rights must be protected by the Egyptian embassies abroad? Is it the responsibility of the embassy and the officials who are to take blame for neglecting any incident which could pose threats for Egyptians abroad?
They also affirmed that 429 million pounds have been allocated in the new budget to the Foreign Ministry to implement many projects, including the building of offices and houses for the diplomatic missions in twenty-four Arab and foreign countries. The Foreign Ministry purchased prefabricated buildings such as residences and offices in seven countries in addition to purchasing land for this purpose in Benghazi, Nairobi. This large amount of money is dedicated for a comprehensive reforming of the housing and offices of the diplomatic missions in fifteen countries. This is in addition to what is being spent on the embassies and consulates from the salaries and wages in holding concerts and other objects of expenditure.
The MPs stressed that the Foreign Ministry should be obligated to perform its national role towards the nation and the Egyptian people. The case will remain as it is now especially as the (MB MPs) and the Ministry know how many Egyptian citizens are imprisoned abroad both in jails of Arab or European countries. They suffer various kinds of torture for fabricated crimes.
Where is the Egyptians’ status in comparison to the citizens of the Philippines, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, and other countries who receive all their rights in the countries where they are protected by their embassies.
They emphasized the need to convene an urgent meeting of the joint committees on Arab and Foreign Affairs. The Brotherhood’s lawyer Saber Abul Fotouh demanded the questioning of the Foreign Minister and requested him to take all legal proceedings against the German citizen who killed the innocent Egyptian mother.