Cairo, 1 Ramadan 1436/June 18, 2015 (MINA) – The deputy leader of Algeria’s Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) Sheikh Ali Belhadj criticised the mass death sentences issued yesterday against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that the sentences are “politically motivated” and that they “reflect the failure of secularists and dictators in reaching power through the ballot boxes”.
In exclusive remarks to Quds Press, Belhadj explained that the focus on the Brotherhood and Islamists reflects the fear of the political and intellectual transformations as well as the level of awareness that Arabs have recently reached.
“The death sentences issued on Tuesday against ousted President Morsi and his companions from among the leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood prove once again that the Islamists are paying the price for the battle for freedom and democratic transition on behalf of the nation, and that the secularists, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Who have failed in the ballot boxes, resort to power, the politicised judiciary and foreign powers in order to eliminate their political opponents and suppress the democratic transition,” he said.
Belhaj expressed his surprise that the judge refers the defendants’ files to the mufti to get approval for the death sentences.
“There is no doubt that seeking to get the mufti’s opinion demonstrates contradictions with [the secularists’] civic orientation, and confirms once again that the secularists in the Arab and Muslim world are more dangerous to the nation’s fate, identity and personality,
because they have become a destructive force against the nation due to the money, media, influence and the foreign support that they have, and they cannot deal with Islamists through the ballot box, so they turn to coups.” (T/P002/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)