Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Salafist Call Will Not Take Part in Revolution Celebrations

Egypt's Salafist Call has said it will not participate in the celebrations fpr the January 25 Revolution anniversary that will take place within days.

The circumstances Egypt is going through can tolerate neither celebrations nor demonstrations, it added.

On its website, the call urged those who plan to demonstrate or celebrate on January 25 to "put aside those two" and extend condolences to the family of a martyr or treat a wounded person or propose a solution for the current crisis, in reference to the Badrashin train accident that left 19 dead on Tuesday.

The call whose political arm is the Salafi Nour Party called on the president, the prime minister, and the transport minister to swiftly implement measures that prevent such accidents from recurring.

The Salafist Call also urged political powers that intend to hold any events on January 25 to keep things peaceful.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.