Socialist Revolutionary Movement to stand against the Muslim Brotherhood
Cairo – Akram Ali
Liberal and leftist movements in Egypt are planning protests against the control exerted by the Muslim Brotherhood within the country on November 2.
The demonstrators are taking to the streets because they believe Egypt's new constitution
unfairly favours businessmen and the government is continuing to oppress workers whilst ignoring democratic promises made by the regime.
Haitham Mohameden, a spokesman for the Socialist Revolutionary Movement, said his organisation does not want to change the Islamic state in favour of a secular one, but will fight to meet the aims of the revolution and stand against the Muslim Brotherhood.
The group does not want to see one political group monopolise power, he added “we are against the idea of a businessmen state and the constitution which is being drafted by the constituent committee with the current formula is a businessmen’s constitution. It’s neither a civil nor a religious based constitution."
Upcoming parliamentary, student and syndicate elections are very important to challenge the businessmen and Brotherhood, who dominate Egyptian politics, added Mohameden at a political forum on Tuesday organised by the Center For Socialist Studies.
He said: “The Brotherhood’s state wants the businessmen of the National Democratic Party and Ahmed Ezz to remain with the businessmen of Khairat al-Shater and set legislation in their favour against the rights of the workers.”
“If we add the programmes of Free Egyptians to al-Ghad and the Freedom and Justice, we will have the same programme of the National Democratic Party.”
Leftist leader Kamal Khalil said the revolution will fail unless the people unite to strike against the Brotherhood.
The Center For Socialist Studies attacked the Muslim Brotherhood because of the aggression and violence they showed against peaceful demonstrators in last Friday demonstrations.