El-Prince: Muslim Brotherhood is Committed to Peaceful Action, Respects Opponents
As Egypt moves boldly from one challenge to the next, in its arduous path from despotism and corruption to democracy and rule of law, there are still dubious reactionary parties trying to drive a wedge between Egypt’s political forces.
Dr. Hassan El-Prince, member of parliament for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), has criticized the incident in which assailants tore off the clothes of MP Hamdi Al-Fakharani in front of the Administrative Court building.
Meanwhile, El-Prince rejected accusations made by Al-Fakharani against the FJP and the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming they were behind the assault.
"This accusation is a groundless calumny. We are a group that enjoins virtue, and teaches its members value morals; and all our actions and approaches are peaceful."
El-Prince affirmed that the FJP believes in peaceful political competition, and respects and appreciates those who disagree with it, because free competition pushes each party to improve itself.
El-Prince further announced that he is ‘legally sympathetic’ to Hamdi Al-Fakharani and all politicians who were victims of any assaults or attacks, adding that he will stand with him in court, in order to apply the principles of truth: this the beginning of building a modern state where respect prevails among political forces.
Moreover, El-Prince, who is a doctor by profession, said that if he signed a medical examination of Al-Fakharani, he would explain that the clothes had been torn by a professional person, as the torn clothing is not accompanied by any injuries or bruises. Forensic medicine, meanwhile, stipulates that there be injury.
El-Prince called on Al-Fakharani to offer evidence before accusing any person or political movement of assaults and attacks.
"It is wrong to describe any person who carries a banner in support of Dr. Morsi as a member of the FJP."
Furthermore, El-Prince pointed that citizens were shot dead in Tahrir and other liberty squares, but until now no one knows who killed them. "There is indeed a state within the state, seeking to sow strife and disunity amongst citizens and political forces.