The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba’a al-Adawiyya is nothing but amassacre prepared in advance. It aims not only to liquidate the Muslim Brotherhood, but is part of a plan to liquidate the Egyptian revolution and restore the Mubarak regime at its’ military-police state.
Neither did we defend for a single day the sit-ins by the Brotherhood and their attempts to returner to power.
But we have to put the events of today in their context, which is the use of the military to smash up workers’ strikes. We also see the appointment of new provincial governors, largely drawn from the ranks of the remnants of the old regime, and police and military generals. Then there are the policies of Al-Sisi’s government, which has adopted a road-map clearly hostile to the goals and demands of the Egyptian revolution of freedom, dignity and social justice.
This is the context for the brutal massacre which the army and police are committing. It is a bloody dress rehearsal for the liquidation of the Egyptian revolution. It aims to break the revolutionary will of all Egyptians who are claiming their rights, whether workers, poor, or revolutionary youth, by creating a state of terror.
However, the reaction by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists in attacking Christians and their churches, is a sectarian crime which only serves the forces of counter-revolution. The filthy attempt to create a civil war, in which Egyptian Christians will fall victims to the reactionary Muslim Brotherhood, is one in which Mubarak’s state and Al-Sisi are complicit, who have never for a single day defended the Copts and their churches.
We stand firmly against Al-Sisi’s massacres, and against his ugly attempt to abort the Egyptian Revolution. For today’s massacre is the first step in the road towards counter-revolution. We stand with the same firmness against all assaults on Egypt’s Christians and against the sectarian campaign which only serves the interests of Al-Sisi and his bloody project.
Many who described themselves as liberals and leftists have betrayed the Egyptian Revolution, led by those who took part in Al-Sisi’s government. They have sold the blood of the martyrs towhitewash the military and the counter-revolution. These people have blood on their hands.
We, the Revolutionary Socialists, will never deviate for an instant from the path of the EgyptianRevolution. We will never compromise on the rights of the revolutionary martyrs and their pure blood: those who fell confronting Mubarak, those who fell confronting the Military Council, thosewho fell confronting Mursi’s regime, and those who fall now confronting Al-Sisi and his dogs.
Down with military rule.. No to the return of the regime remnants .. No to the return of the Brotherhood.