Warm Meeting: Dr. Mohamed Badie, Pope Shenouda III; Harmony on ‘Restore Revolution Spirit’
|Thursday, January 12,2012 08:31|
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Chairman, Dr. Mohamed Badie, met with Pope Shenouda III, Wednesday, at Al-Azhar headquarters, to discuss Al-Azhar’s initiative "Restore Revolution Spirit and Values, and Fulfil Revolution Demands."
The MB Chairman and Pope Shenouda III had a cordial conversation, before the start of the meeting, which the Chairman described as infused with patriotic spirit and determination to safeguard Egypt’s future.
Dr. Badie stressed the need to achieve the full objectives of the revolution and not allow any parties, stakeholders or forces to divide the Egyptian people, emphasizing that the meeting saw a consensus amongst all on the need for concerted efforts to save Egypt.
The Chairman explained the importance of commitment to results of the free and fair elections, and the need for cooperation between all the youth of the revolution and the elected representatives of the people in building Egypt's future under the umbrella of democracy on the basis of parliamentary legitimacy and national consensus.
In a press statement, Dr. Badie announced support for Al-Azhar initiative which declared a number of so-called national obligations, namely:
1. Maintaining Tahrir spirit as it was during the eighteen days that changed the course of Egyptian history, and gathered all the people of this homeland under one banner.
2. National Pledge – in the name of all aforementioned values ??– to fully achieve the objectives of the revolution of the twenty-fifth of January.
3. National Consensus to serve and nurture all components of this nation, without dominance, hegemony, exclusion, discrimination or bias.
4. Affirming citizens’ constitutional right for trial before an ordinary court, preventing military trials of civilians, and releasing all political prisoners.
5. Expediting trials without prejudice to sanctity of citizens’ rights, appropriate justice or the duty of impartiality.
6. Fulfillment of the rights of families of martyrs and wounded to treatment and compensation, work and comprehensive care.
7. Proceeding with construction of the state’s democratic institutions and completing the handover of power to civilians as scheduled, without delay.
8. Commitment to results of the free and fair elections, and cooperation between all the youth of the revolution and the elected representatives of the people in building Egypt's future under the umbrella of democracy on the basis of parliamentary legitimacy and national consensus.
9. Eliminating the deep-seated effects of repressive policies and widespread corruption, and endeavoring the utmost to build a strong Egyptian economy that invests all Egypt’s resources and brings justice to all the people of this homeland.
10. Restoring Egypt’s leading role in the region, and contributing to international politics with free will, without subordination or bias.
11. Returning the Egyptian army – the people’s great protector, defender of the nation and its revolutionary uprisings – to its role in guarding Egypt’s borders and safeguarding its national security.
12. Releasing the people’s energies, especially patriotic revolutionary youth, to build community and state, to fight against underdevelopment, backwardness, poverty, disease and ignorance, and to help Egypt rise politically, economically and morally to be a shining model for the Arab and Muslim nation.