Beltagy: ‘Ikhwanization’ Term Used Against Attempts to Meet Revolution Demands
Beltagy: ‘Ikhwanization’ Term Used Against Attempts to Meet Revolution Demands
Wednesday, April 3,2013 13:08

 Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s National Committee, condemned extortion used against any attempt to effect real change or to employ suitably-qualified officials and experts, by media and opposition parties talking about ‘Ikhwanization’.

In a post on his Facebook page, Dr. Beltagy said: "The term Ikhwanization is used by some whenever we try to move forward, towards progress and prosperity, forcing us to retreat several steps.

"They demand the President must manage post-revolution state institutions while veteran Zakaria Azmi’s collaborators are still in the presidency, agents of old Omar Suleiman are still running the intelligence service, Habib Adli’s and Hassan Abdel-Rahman’s comrades are holding onto the Interior Ministry, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud and Ragaa Arabi’s cronies still control the Public Prosecutors office, and Farouk Sultan’s and Mamdouh Marei’s collaborators are in the judiciary. Then, they ask the President why the march of the revolution has not been completed and its demands so far unmet."

Dr. Beltagy added, "The people want the president to eradicate corruption, eliminate oppression and achieve justice, while certain individuals stipulate the President should not change any of the leaders appointed by Hosni Mubarak and Safwat Al-Sherif, and whenever he attempts to effect any real change, they cry 'Ikhwanization'.

"Is it not surprising that the Defense Minister, the Public Prosecutor, the Interior Minister, the Minister of Justice, the intelligence chief and the President of the Central Auditing Agency are all called Brothers (Brotherhood members)? As if the regime of Hosni Mubarak and Habib Adli allowed Brotherhood members or supporters anywhere near those top posts or senior leadership in the military, police or the judiciary!"

Beltagy wondered, "Is it not surprising, too, that the term Ikhwanization is also used by opponents of the revolution in Tunisia, Libya, and even in Syria, where some regimes claim (as a reason not to help the Revolution there) Ikhwanization would follow?

"In fact, allegations of Ikhwanization must not distract us from the important task of choosing the right person, with the right qualifications, skill-set and honesty, wherever he or she is found, away from considerations of loyalty, trust and political orientation."

Beltagy warned against using the term ‘Ikhwanization’ to try and keep the elected President as head of Mubarak’s deep state, rather than postrevolution Egypt, pointing that haters are desperately trying to mold the new regime into a replica of the old.

"There are individuals who cry ‘Ikhwanization’ whenever change is about to catch up with them or impact their interests or gains. Evidently, this is reflected in the systematic hostile campaigns they persistently and ferociously launch from time to time."