Alleged bloody Muslim Brotherhood document
Soldiers of the Egyptian Army stand guard in front of the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard in Nasr City on July 5, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).
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Activists on social media circulated on Sunday a document attributed to the Muslim Brotherhood, which allegedly calls for shedding blood and dividing the army
The document states that “emerging victorious over the enemy requires patience, faith and determination” and at the same time calls for disbanding the Egyptian army, dividing it and distorting its image.
It comes almost two weeks after Islamist President Mohammad Mursi's overthrow following mass oppositional protests, which prompted a military decision to topple him, install an interim cabinet and scrap the constitution.
Since then, the Muslim Brotherhood, which Mursi hails from, has been calling for the elected president’s return to power.
The document voices the importance of sparking bloodshed in the upcoming phase, with focus on "martyrs" and sacrifices.
The document also speaks of how to restore "collective consciousness" of the Egyptian revolution's aims and of continuously marketing towards planting the concept of struggle against "the rapists" of authority in Egypt.
Distorting Sissi's image
The document also answers the question of "why did the Americans push [Egypt’s Defense Minister and armed forces chief] Abdelfattah Sissi towards a coup?"
"They [the Americans] based their moves on the view that Mursi and the Brotherhood have essentially become the ones destabilizing the country," the document said.
"But the Americans have once again proved their historical foolishness. The Egyptian army in its current situation will not be able to provide stability," it added.
Attempts to intimidate the Egyptian people
Walaa Nureddine, a member of the Tamrod (rebellion) campaign which sparked the protests that led to Mursi’s ouster, told Al Arabiya "this document is nothing more than an attempt to intimidate rebels and youths who toppled the Brotherhood's regime," adding that failure is the inevitable fate of such "poisonous" scenarios.
Security expert, Raafat Abdelhamid, told Al Arabiya that "such statements published on social networking websites cannot be called 'documents.'"
"Such statements published on Facebook aim to mislead the public opinion and spread fear and rumors," Abdelhamid said.