Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu93 2020

Last update18:06 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Copts
Dr. Rafik Habib: Coptic Fears Toward Muslim Brotherhood
Dr. Rafik Habib: Coptic Fears Toward Muslim Brotherhood
The Coptic intellectual, Dr. Rafik Habib, said that reports about Coptic fears from the so-called Muslim Brotherhood militias is farcical.
Monday, December 25,2006 00:00

The Coptic intellectual, Dr. Rafik Habib, said that reports about Coptic fears from the so-called Muslim Brotherhood militias is farcical.
“The reports that the Copts fear from the so called Muslim Brotherhood militias is farcical, because describing Al-Azhar students sportive performance as a military militia is absurd and totally, groundless, said the Coptic intellectual, Dr. Rafik Habib in a statement to Ikhwanweb.
“We confirm that the fears are voiced by the media campaigns in the first place; for a neutral observer, the one can easily realize that this sportive performance has no indication and it was just a spontaneous incident that doesn’t bear any sign” Habib said.
“The government vented media seized the opportunity of this performance and caused fears among both the Copts and secularists with the aim of exploiting this state of fear to prevent the political activities of the Muslim Brotherhood group so that the regime has strong justifications for carrying out these escalations” Rafik Habib said, pointing out that these security crackdowns aren’t the first and won’t be the last but what distinguishes the current security crackdown is that it has been carried out under a wide-scale media campaign to cover the ruling regime’s violations of law, freedoms and human rights.

Habib added that the cultured elite includes uprooters who incite the regime to launch an open confrontation against the Muslim Brotherhood group and to eradicate the group and its political activities.

The noted Coptic intellectual pointed out that the Egyptian regime and many of the current political parties and movements fear entering a real and fair competition through ballot boxes with the Muslim Brotherhood group.

Habib confirmed that the regime does not want any kind of close relationship between the Copts and the Muslim Brotherhood group so that the fears of the MB’s political growth don’t decrease, to remain a card of pressure in the hands of the current Egyptian regime hands; also some Copts, specially emigrant Copts, exploit these fears to gain more support and to have more influence for the emigrant Copts from the international community institutions.

tags: Rafik Habib / Copts / Sportive Performance / Militia / Azhar Students / Secularists / Community Institutions
Posted in Copts , MB News  
Related Articles
What will Protect the Copts?
Boycott of Egypt Copts Un-Islamic: Muslims
MB Nominates Copts, Liberals For Lawyers’ Syndicate Elections
Habib: Engaging Copts is Necessary to Prevent Sectarian Conflicts
Coptic Intellectual Says MB Won’t Oppress Copts
The Muslim Brotherhood is Pro-Dialogue, Engagement of Women and Copts : Habib
Copts & Brothers
Copts & Brothers, The best way to overcome mistrust is through dialogue
Brotherhood Says No Women, No Copts To Be Egyptian President
Egypt’s Copts, Muslim Brotherhood Reject Copts Problems Solved Abroad
Egypt’s Copts feel neglected as election nears
Egypt Copts sound alarm over Islamist advance
Brotherhood seeks to calm fears and establish dialogue with Copts
A Priest Exhorts Copts to Join the Brotherhood
Will Copts Leave Egypt If Muslim Brotherhood Comes Into Power?
Copts Refuse Discussion of Their Affairs Outside Egypt