The Coptic writer and professor, Dr. Rafiq Habib, has been nominated to serve as the vice president of the Freedom and Justice’ party representing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo, Egypt. 19th May 2011
The Coptic writer and professor, Rafiq Habib, has been nominated to serve as the vice president of the Freedom and Justice’ party representing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) says the local press, which notes that the founders of the party, which is the political expression of the MB – illegal under the Mubarak regime, include 93 Copts and 978 women.
The welcoming of Christians and women, by the MB, serve to contrast the accusations of exclusion addressed to the leaders of the Brotherhood by many groups. The MB’s historic leader, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotuh, has announced his intention to run as an independent in the next presidential elections.
According to the MB’s website, ‘Ikhwanweb’, the new party and the signed petitions in its support along with the offices to be conferred will be presented in the next few days. “The Party is totally distinct from the group – assures Mohammed Mursi, president of ‘Freedom and Justice’ – which as an NGO, shall deal with social activities and offering aid to the population.
Dr.Rafik Habib has reiterated, that “the group and the party are independent, both financially and managerially. The two parties, however, shall assist one another when necessary, such as during an election for example”.About peace in the region he said that the party will endorse all the international treaties concluded under the former regime,particulary the Camp David Peace Accords on the condition that Israel does not breach any of its terms or clauses.and he added that he accepted this post despite Coptics rejection trying to tighten the gap between Egyptian Muslims and Christians which occured due to the former dictatorship regime.And he added that the party calls for a modern civilian state ,if democracy and justice takes place in Egypt it would be in a great sitiuation within 5 years.