Muslim Brotherhood Leader Akef says “Fuck Egypt”
The ambitious “banned” or the non-banned Sunni Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mahdy Akef insulted Egypt and Egyptians by saying in an interview conducted by the popular Rosaelyoussif paper “Toz fy Masr wa ely gabo masr”. “Toz” is not an Arabic word, but it is a word used by Egyptians when they want to decently say fuck something. “Masr” is Egypt in Arabic.
Lawyer Hussein Mahmoud Hussein filed a case of libel and slander against the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mahdy Akef for insulting Egypt and Egyptians on April 12 at Nasr City district in Cairo.
Rosa el Youssif Journalist Said Shoeb interviewed the MB leader on the group’s activities, ideology and on their success after winning 20% of Egypt’s parliament’s seats. Akef surprised everyone by insulting Egypt and Egyptians and using indecent words. The Islamic movement believes and campaigns for “Islam is a Solution” as political slogan Egypt.
Among strange statements this man gave during the interview:
- “He welcomes a Malaysian Muslim to govern Egypt”. Let me explain this he means that any Muslim even if he comes from the moon is acceptable than any Christian or Egyptian Copt. His hatred speech against other faiths and non-Muslim Egyptians is very obvious every time he opens his mouth.
- He said any Christian (he meant Egyptian Copts) who wants to rule Egypt wants to cause sectarian rifts. Oh yes, democracy is the deed of the western infidels and Egypt is not for all its citizens. Muslims must have priority and supremacy over non-Muslim Egyptians, is that what he meant?
During the interview which Rosa el Youssif has a record of and published; Akef used some derogatory words in Egyptian Arabic that are socially unacceptable. They are difficult to translate for their Egyptian cultural association. But I will mention some for those who speak Arabic; “7’amorgy”, “beta3 neswan”, "toz"…etc.
Egypt’s Penal Law has many articles that condemn using insults or unacceptable words publicly.
Akef’s repulsive interview and statements caused a rift among the Muslim Brotherhood leaderships. A wing led by Mahmoud Habib and Abdel Moneam Abo Al fotouh are asking Akef to apologize, not because they are different, but power competition is surfacing. The second wing is led by the Muslim Brotherhood Mufti, Mohamed Abdulla Al Khateeb. He is against apology because he believes apology will cause a set back to the Islamic movement. Other leaders excused Akef by saying he was joking and that journalist should not have published jokes. Insulting Egypt and Egyptians reveal their allegiance and strategies. Anyway, now it is not their decision to apologize or not, because the Egyptian courts and laws will decide on that.
Finally, I want to add a comment on Akef's statements. They actually explain why it is easy to recruit terrorists? Because, their allegiance is to Islam not to the country and their nationality is Islam not their citizenship. His statements explain why Muslim British citizens went to blow up themselves in Britian's subway. They actually say "Fuck Britian" and please excuse my language. MB's allegiance is to Islam not to Egypt or the Egyptian people. Their thirst for power is not for Egypt but for Islam...and that explains it all.
Source:Rosa El Youssif Paper, April 16, 06, pages 1,3