Mohamed ElBaradei – Resignation Following Egyptian Violence Against Muslim Brotherhood
I hereby render my resignation from the Vice President Office, praying God Almighty to safeguard our beloved country, help the people achieve their aspirations and maintain the gains of the Jan 25 Revolution, as emphasised by the June 30 outcry, for which great sacrifices were made for a freedom, democracy, social justice and respect to human rights, good governance, societal harmony, and total equality among all citizens without any discrimination or marginalisation.
I contributed with all my power and continued to call for these principles prior to Jan 25 and thereafter; and I will remain loyal to the homeland, whose security and stability, I believe, can be achieved only through national conciliation and social peace by establishing a civil state, steering away from forcing religion into politics, yet embracing its principles and values in all domains of life.
However, the groups taking religion as a screen, attracting the public by their twisted interpretation of religion, until they managed to hold the reins of power for a year, the worst of all years in Egypt’s history, where the policies of manipulation, domination, and marginalisation together with media incitement caused division among the people.
I had hoped the rise of the people on June 30th could bring the country to back its normal course towards realising the goals of the Revolution, which caused me to heed the call of patriotic forces to take part in the rule; however, the course has been deviated from, reaching this state of polarisation and grave division, and the social fabric is threatened as violence breeds violence.
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