[Minaret of Freedom Institute supporter Safei Hamed has shared the following messages he and six fellow Egyptians have sent regarding the current crisis in Egypt]:
Â 1. A Message to General Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi:
With all appreciation to the men of the Armed Forces, the decision for the military coup against the elected civilian president, the suspension of the constitution and disbanding of the elected consultative chamber, are considered by international standards as serious destruction to the foundation of the civil society for which the revolution of January 25th started. These decisions have returned us to a period of history that Egypt had passed by several decades ago. Mixing the labels and names will not change the standing truth that the attack on the constitution which was approved by over 65% of the Egyptian voters is unacceptable on all grounds. We are distressed with the news and information about what is happening on Egyptâ€™s street from abuses to the very fundamental human rights in peaceful demonstration without any protection from police or the army, in addition to shutting down several national media outlets that have different views as well as political arrests and detentions. Hence we call upon you to spare Egypt the scenario of Algeria and the slide into tearing the national fabric. This is a call to spare the Egyptian blood and to start an urgent national reconciliation initiative beginning with the cancelation of all the emergency/exceptional decisions and the return of the constitutional civilian rule.
2. A message to the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi:
We urge you Mr. President to take an immediate Presidential decision to start the process for an (parliamentary) election within six months and to form a transitional cabinet of the various political views until the completion of the parliamentary elections which will decide the details of the new government. We urge you to issue a presidential pardon for all those who participated in the coup nice the authority has been transferred peaceably to the freely elected parties.
3. A message to the Noble Egyptian people:
We urge you to unite and reject any insult to any Egyptian or any loss of human right to any citizen in Egypt or abroad. Remember your glorious revolutionin January when you went out collectively to bring Egypt to a new world where you will enjoy an honorable life and seek a bright future. Be sure that we were and are with you, and we know that the early election will be an exit from the current crisis. Let us put Egypt ahead despite the differences in our thinking and our methods by unifying the goal of establishing the civil state for which this nation has dearly sacrificed.
4. A message to the U.S. Administration:
We are Egyptian Americans, who are proud of our American nation and we care for offering sincere advice that will be good for the two countries. We urge President Obama to adhere to US laws, and principle, and not to deal or recognize the military coup or its people who they installed in place of the duly elected civilian president and his government. This is to follow the USâ€™s own laws and in agreement with all international principles.
Dr. Safei Hamed
Dr. Hamed Elfeky
Dr. Magdy Hussein
Dr. Mostafa Howeedy
Mr. Helal Hashim
Mr. Jowhar A. Othman
Dr. Ahmed Hasan Mostafa