Legitimacy of transitional phase ends on 27 September, says MB figure

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are willing to renew protests and even risk their lives if the authorities do not submit to the will of the people, said Hassan al-Brince, a member of the MB's administrative bureau in Alexandria.

At a conference organized by the MB on Tuesday, Brince said the MB considers 27 September as the date when the legitimacy of the transitional period ends. He also accused what he described as “remnants of the former regime” of spreading chaos in an attempt to delay the upcoming parliamentary elections and extend military rule.

“We completely and absolutely refuse the so-called supra-constitutional principles, and we are demanding the elections be held on time, without the Emergency Law,” said Brince.

“We will not allow the US and EU to enforce their agendas and homosexuality-promoting laws and the abolition of Islamic Sharia, as the people will not abandon Islam," he continued.

Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sobhi Saleh said the supra-constitutional principles issued by Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Selmy were “unconstitutional, undemocratic and unpractical" and that the cabinet had no authority to issue such principles.

“We invite the government to withdraw this document and apologize for it, as it is a great insult to the people,” said Saleh. “We will not accept anything other than the Islamic Sharia, and we will not rest until the Islamic Sharia is fully applied.”

Meanwhile, Freedom and Justice Party Secretray General Hussein Ibrahim accused Prime Minister Essam Sharaf’s cabinet of conspiring against the Egyptian people. He said that the revolution achieved a number of major objectives, the most significant of which was the toppling of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his regime, as well as bringing former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to trial.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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