Jama’a al-Islamiya to celebrate constitution, Morsy on revolution’s anniversary

Jama’a al-Islamiya and the Construction and Development Party are discussing plans to take to the streets on 25 January to celebrate the new Constitution and show their support for President Mohamed Morsy, group spokesperson Tarek al-Zomor said on Friday.

They would not go to Tahrir Square, however, “so there will be no chance for the revolution’s different parties to clash,” Zomor said.

 “There are several places to be discussed, whether at Ettehadiya [Presidential] Palace [in Heliopolis] or in front of Cairo University,” Zomor said, adding that the “celebrations will be all over Egypt and not just Cairo.”

“We’ll shout slogans during the celebrations calling for constructing a political system that reflects the revolution, realizing social justice, national reconciliation and a comprehensive dialogue with all the spectra of the revolution,” he continued.

Zomor also stressed the need for cooperation to realize the common interests of all political forces, and most importantly, “the necessity of applying Sharia as the principal concept for the stability of the people.”

The National Salvation Front (NSF), the leading opposition coalition, has also called on all Egyptians to take to the streets on the revolution’s anniversary to protest against the Constitution.

Several political parties and revolutionary groups said they would participate in the protests, including the Egyptian Socialist Party, which said it would participate in order to fulfill the aims of the revolution.

The privately owned Youm7 newspaper reported on its website that several marches would start from different areas of Cairo to congregate at Tahrir Square, the locus of the 25 January revolt, and the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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