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Youth groups reject deals with ‘terrorist’ Muslim Brotherhood

A statement from the youths of Tamarod, the National Salvation Front and the June 30 Front says it will not stand for foreign intervention "supportive" of terrorism

Tamarod announced it would spearhead a campaign to promote awareness of the upcoming constitutional process (Photo by Aaron T Rose)
Tamarod founders 
(Photo by Aaron T Rose)

The youth from Tamarod, the National Salvation Front and the June 30 Front announced their rejection of a “political deal” with the Muslim Brotherhood.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, the groups expressed concern surrounding the current political scene and “rumors of the intention to create a political deal between the Egyptian state and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists.”

“The signatories of this statement emphasis its categorical rejection to make any political deals against the aspirations of the Egyptian people,” read the statement, which called for “real transitional justice.”

The group also called on the transitional government to carry out fair and transparent trials and investigations of all those accused of crimes from 25 January 2011 until now.

The statement also called on the security apparatus to swiftly deal with terrorism and violence in accordance with the law, saying: “the Egyptian people stand side-by-side with the Egyptian authorities and security services in the face of terrorism and extremism.”

The collective said it appreciated international efforts “that are consistent with the inherent right of the Egyptian people in confronting terrorism and extremism,” but also said it rejected any international intervention that was “supportive” of terrorism and against the will and sovereignty of the Egyptian people.”

A number of delegations, including ones from the United States and the European Union, have visited Egypt in response to the current rift between groups supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi and those supporting the change in power that occurred on 3 July.

Supporters of Morsi, who is detained, have continued their sit-ins at Rabaa Al-Adaweya in Nasr City and Al-Nahda Square in front of Cairo University, demanding that the former president be reinstated.

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