MB's opinion, True political reform is the gateway to real change in Egypt
|Sunday, April 4,2010 08:30|
Recently, the Arab world has witnessed many subsequent incidents internally and externally some of which are related to the idle position of most Arab rulers demonstrated in their currently feeble stands during the recent Arab summit. The summit failed to achieve any concrete results to lift the Arabs out of the current crisis regarding the consistent IOF's aggression against the occupied city of Jerusalem, the Aqsa Mosque and the entire Palestinian territories.
The Arab regimes continue to poorly interact with the Israeli's constant attacks where they not only failed to take action on the IOF's attempts to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Muslims' first Qiblah and the third holiest site they also committed violations against their citizens who angrily took to streets in protests to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Egypt's regime failed to illustrate compassion revealed with the daily arrest of dozens of MB members. The number of MB detainees rose to 368 including highly ranked leaders of the group. Despite many release orders most were rearrested. Assaults did not stop at the detainees but continued with violations to wives and children.
Egypt's political arena however witnessed intelligible mobility in the internal affairs illustrated by a visit from the Muslim Brotherhood's delegation to the leftist Tagammu' Party. In addition to this an expanded meeting attended by representatives of opposing national political powers organized by the Muslim Brotherhood's parliamentary bloc took place to discuss ways to support the bill on political rights recently submitted by the Egyptian opposition to the People's Assembly.
In such a climate, we emphasize the following:
First: The internal political situation
3. The ongoing campaign of detentions and arrests within the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrates that the regime has no desire for real reform and the exploiting of the state bodies and institutions in its war against adversaries must stop. The continued defiance to prosecutions' rulings and the court rulings in addition to the undermining of state institutions and establishment of one-party control must end. Failed policies have led to the suppression of freedoms, incarceration of innocent peoples, increase in poverty and corruption, and the collapse of the state's economic, political and social life and infrastructure.
5. Organizations concerned with human rights and civil liberties must expose the farce taking place in Egypt's universities and the maltreatment of MB students in colleges as security and university administrations continue assaulting MB students who take to the streets in demonstrations supporting Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Second: The ongoing IOF's aggression in the old city of Jerusalem
2- The Arab and Islamic regimes must reshape the US-Arab relationship and their relationship with the IOA to serve Arab national interests. We can play an effective role in influencing US decision towards Arab causes.
3. The Arab leaders must shoulder responsibility towards the people they have let down because of the meager results of the Arab summit in Sirte. The unusual meeting they scheduled for next September should be a prelude to activate the mechanisms of the Arab League and the reviving of common Arab action.