CAIRO: Sheikh Gomaa Mohamed Ali, known as Tahrir’s Preacher, rejected “calls by the Muslim Brotherhood” for civil disobedience on Saturday, speaking to Youm7.
He stressed, “Such calls prove that the group uses religion to serve its own interests. They prohibited such actions during their rule.”
Although the Brotherhood itself has not made official calls for boycotts or strikes, a number of protesters supporting the organization have carried signs saying “I will not go to school.” A Facebook group supporting the Brotherhood also recently posted a call for people to blocks roads with their cars.
Since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi on July 3, a number of high-ranking Brotherhood officials have been arrested, most recently Gehad El-Haddad, the spokesperson for the group.
Translated from Youm7