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Strong Egypt Party warns of 'second Camel Battle' Saturday
2012-11-30
[Al Ahram] The Strong Egypt Party, founded by former moderate-Islamist presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, has called on President Mohamed Morsi and Egypt's Moslem Brüderbund on Thursday to "listen to the voice of reason and avoid the danger of more bloodshed."
In a Thursday statement, the party blamed Morsi for the recent polarisation of Egypt's political scene, slamming plans by Islamist parties and groups to stage rallies on Saturday in support of the president and his contentious constitutional declaration.

"We greatly condemn the decision by the Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to take to the streets in Tahrir Square, where opposition forces have been holding a sit-in for almost a week," the statement read.

The statement went on to assert that the Brotherhood's "reckless" actions represented an "assault on Egyptians' right to peaceful protest."

The party further warned that Saturday's planned protests could turn into a second 'Battle of the Camel,' in reference to 2 February 2011, when Mubarak loyalists converged on Cairo's Tahrir Square where they viciously attacked anti-regime demonstrators.

"Opposition to the constitutional declaration has been turned [by Islamist groups] into an issue of good vs. evil," the statement concluded. "This is a very dangerous act; they're playing with fire."
Posted by:Fred

#4  Look everybody be calm - there is plenty of Camels around for everyone. Let the party begin. Leave the one with the lipstick for Morsi. No need for fighting.
Posted by: Chief   2012-11-30 20:47  

#3  And so you should, Frank.
Posted by: lotp   2012-11-30 17:45  

#2  if they adopt the Paleo foot-shootin' craze, it could become the "Second Camel Toe Battle". That should help marketing.


I'll go to my room
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-30 16:55  

#1  With the right venue,and a little promotion, this could revive Egyptian tourism.
Posted by: Grunter   2012-11-30 16:43  

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