As in Saudi Arabia, Salafis would want to bar women and Christians from executive posts. They might also ban “un-Islamic’ art and literature, as well as mixed beach bathing. TOM PERRY – REUTERS As in Saudi Arabia, Salafis would want to bar women and Christians from executive posts. They might also ban “un-Islamic’ art and literature, as well as mixed beach bathing. TOM PERRY – REUTERS

Memorandum demands to include Salafi movement as terrorist entity

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018
CAIRO – 24 September 2018: Lawyer of the Cassation Court Tarek Mahmoud filed a memorandum Sunday to Attorney General Nabil Sadeq calling for including the Salafi movement and its leaders on the terror list.

The memorandum stated that the Salafi movement has a terrorist agenda and it was founded after the 2011 revolution by terrorist leaders, some of whom fled abroad to join terrorist organizations such as Al-Nosra group and Al-Qaeda.

He clarified that the memorandum includes Khaled Saeed who joined Al-Qaeda in Libya, Ahmed Molana, Ashraf Abdel Moneim and most importantly, Hisham Kamal, a member of the Salafi movement who supports violence.

Mahmoud added that the Salafi movement established armed militias to destroy the country during the 2011 revolution and that the movement was the main source of support for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group.

Mahmoud referred that the Salafi group and its leaders called for sieging the State Security Service in Nasr City and the Defence Ministry in Abassiya.

He explained in the memorandum that the Salafi movement also sided with the Alliance for the Support of Legitimacy which included a group of extremist religious parties to destroy the country and support the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.

“They also participated in many terrorist acts such as storming the police stations and churches,” Mahmoud reported.

He also demanded at the end of the memorandum to include the movement in the terror list in accordance with Law No.8 of 2015 and to confiscate their assets and their headquarters.

On September 19, 2018, Mahmoud filed a lawsuit in demand of the termination of all Muslim Brotherhood members holding positions in the administrative body of the state.

Mahmoud said that former Prime Minister Hesham Qandil of the Muslim Brotherhood regime issued several decrees to give the members of the Islamist group access to leading positions at different ministries and government organizations.

He claimed that the majority of such people were appointed illegally, only to control the administrative skeleton of the state at ministries like the education, transport, higher education, and at town councils, their sole goal, according to Mahmoud, is to create a gap between the Egyptians and the authorities.

The lawyer added that the Islamists who were appointed in such way still occupy their positions although they belong to a terrorist organization per a judicial decree.

Mahmoud demanded the Interior Ministry to establish on a database, along with the Central Agency for Organization and Administration, to allow state organizations to dismiss those who are proved to be members of the terrorist group.

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