In coincidence with the 12th anniversary of September 11 attacks, Egyptian activists and political parties called for protest at the U.S Embassy in Cairo to reject what they called “U.S support for violence and terrorism in the Arab countries.”
In a statement they issued Monday, they said that the whole world decried the terrorist attacks of 2001, while the U.S waged its war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The statement said that Washington turned to adopt a position contradicting its previous position through supporting “terrorism” in the Middle East.
Secretary of Egypt’s liberal Wafd Party Hossam al-Kholi told Youm7 that the American people should pay attention to U.S policies especially in the Middle East. He added that the U.S destabilizes the Arab world to ensure the security of Israel.
He called on Egypt’s Foreign Ministry to buy pages in the international newspapers and magazines to explain the violations committed during the demonstrations organized by extremists in Egypt.
He stressed that diplomacy should work to prove that what Egypt witnesses is an attempt to squash terrorism.
Yasser Hassan, a leader Wafd Party, blamed the double-standard approach adopted by U.S Administration towards the increasing problems of the whole world, including the U.S. He explained that the U.S supports terrorist groups and extremists all over the world, however it has been attacked on September 11, 2001.
He called on U.S Administration to change its policies, demanding Egypt’s Foreign Ministry to launch a campaign against terrorism in coincidence with the anniversary of September 11. He called on Egypt’s media to follow suit.