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The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has officially announced that it will not be participating in what has been dubbed the “Second Friday of Anger".
The MB has variously described the event as a revolution against the people, or at least against the majority, or as a way to drive a wedge between the people and the armed forces and its leadership, represented by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
The MB called on the Egyptian people to spare no effort in putting a stop to any subversion or sedition among their ranks, or between them and the armed forces, and to avoid participating in this event.
In a statement on Wednesday, the MB said, “We look on with great concern at the call for next Friday’s event, which was dubbed 'The Second Revolution' or the 'Revolution of Anger' and we wonder who is this anger being directed towards and who are the people being directed to revolt against this time?”
The statement continued, “The armed forces, under the leadership of the supreme council, had a prominent role in responding to the legitimate demands of the people and in protecting the revolution, as well as responding to the will of the people and declaring its commitment to a set date for the handing over of power to the people through free and fair elections."
The statement added, "It is time for all political forces to unite in order to restore stability by preparing for the parliamentary elections ,either as competitors or broad-based alliances, in accordance with the will of the people.”
According to the statement, there is no real dispute surrounding constitutional principles and governing laws, which are the subject of broad consensus between the Egyptian people, who must have the upper hand in drafting the constitution and then voting on it in a free and fair referendum.
Translated from the Arabic Edition