Beltagy: Former Regime Seeks to Perpetuate Violence; Dialogue and Consensus Essential
|Wednesday, June 12,2013 21:54|
Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s Executive Bureau and a member of the National Conscience Front, called for national dialogue and broad consensus, in order for differences to be transformed into competition, away from violence, confrontation, clashes and bloodshed, saying that there is absolutely no need for any more martyrs and wounded to fall in political battles.
"The main battle in Egypt – which caused death and injury of many – up to the clashes of Itehadia Presidential Palace and Mokattam – were strictly between parties representing the revolution on the one hand and those representing the ousted regime on the other.
"The most dangerous aspect of June 30 protests, if they turn into violent clashes and bloodshed, is that they will be an announcement of the former regime’s success in turning the battle completely away from itself, depositing it in the circle of political and societal conflict, so it becomes more like a power struggle among the various popular and revolutionary groups and parties. That would effectively put an end to the real concept of the revolution. Meanwhile, the ousted regime would completely escape all the consequences of the revolution against it. Indeed, all concepts of revolution would change – like the value of citizen’s blood, the meaning of martyrdom, and retribution."