An Egyptian source has provided the Clarion Project with an Arabic video that is going viral on Egyptian social media pages. It shows a Muslim Brotherhood speaker declaring the formation of a war council and threatening to wage jihad on the military and police if they do not leave the northern Sinai. The speaker also tells Islamists to abandon the idea of elections.
The video has been viewed 177,000 times since being posted on July 31.Various social media pages have identified the speaker as Abdel Rahman El-Shorbagy, a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party. The rally took place in El-Arish in northern Sinai.
Our source translates the video as follows:
“Firstly, I tell all the young men, that we need to form a war council [crowd cheers] and no peaceful demonstrations after today.
Secondly, we want to tell the Egyptian traitor army, police and media that after today, if you attack us, we will attack you!
Thirdly, we declare civil disobedience in all of Northern Sinai.
Fourthly, we tell Mubarak’s police, leave Northern Sinai. We also tell Sisi’s traitor army and the traitors of the military council that we will wage jihad on you and you must leave Northern Sinai.
Finally, a final world, a very important final word. After I have studied the reality of the situation, I tell all the Islamist currents in Egypt: No elections after today, no elections after today…”
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