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Revolution to continue in Egypt: Mosri

Published: 30/04/2012 11:27:00 AM GMT
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Cairo: The revolution in Egypt that made the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak possible should be continued even after the upcoming presidential elections in the country.

By Farhan Iqbal


Cairo: The revolution in Egypt that made the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak possible should be continued even after the upcoming presidential elections in the country.     

These views were expressed by the likely-president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi. He is the presidential candidate of the Egypt’s dominant Islamic group, Muslim brotherhood, and considered to be the leading contender in the presidential race of the first post-revolution elections in the country.

He has stated that he wants the revolution in Egypt to continue even after the presidential elections, going to take place after a long-time in the country, or even if he is elected as the president as there are fair chances of his winning.

This is a clear indication by him that he is serious about the change in Egypt and his party will continue supporting Islamic revolution.

Morsi believes that students of Egypt will play important role in the country’s growth therefore he always encourages questioning and activism among them.

He has always made it clear in his speeches that Egypt will be transformed - politically, economically and socially through the principles of Islam.

This is a good omen for the faithful of the party who never lost trust on Brotherhood even though it was banned during the hardships of the old government.

A supporter, Hannan Zakaria, said that Mohamed Morsi deserves the presidency as before she felt she was living in exile but now, under him, she feels she is living in Egypt.

This vision of a new Egypt is deeply religious and, often, deeply suspicious of all things foreign, Morsi acknowledged the point in a pleasant mood at his home in Edwa.

He stated, “This is the origin of the Egyptians in Delta Nile. So it's better to talk Arabic. If they hear me they may get angry. You understand the situation, of course.”

It is pertinent to mention here that Morsi was not the first choice for president by Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi emerged as an accidental front-runner when the party’s lead candidate got disqualified.

The US-educated engineer, Mosri, talks to his audience with seasoned awareness whether he is dealing with a crowd or a roomful of politicians.

“We were not born with a gold spoon in our mouths,” he reminds his audience. He recalls that his father toiled and sweated and used to take him to school on the back of a donkey.

The rise of the Islamic influence in Egypt has rung alarming bells for some Egyptians especially for the Coptic Christians who are in minority. However, Nagla Ali, Morsi’s wife, believes that the Muslims and the Christians can live with each other in harmony.

She said, “There are no problems between Muslims and Christians, especially with true Muslims, those enlightened by the true principles of Islam.”

Now, Mosri has to remove the prevailing concerns among the Egyptian people belonging to different religions and sects and put the country on the path of progress but, only after if he is elected as the president in upcoming elections.



Mohamed Morsi in pleasent mood at his home in Edwa

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