‘Egyptian Revolutionary Guard’ says it is inspired by Iran’s Khamenei


A group of young Egyptians launched a page on Facebook entitled “The Egyptian Revolutionary Guard” and their profile pictures show the Iranian flag with modified colors to match the colors of the Egyptian flag. Other profile pictures show the Egyptian flag where the picture of Ayatollah Kamenei replaces the eagle. These young Egyptians declared on their page that the Islamic revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Khamenei, is their source of motivation and inspiration.

Mustafa Barakat and Ali Rajab from “al-watan al-Arabi” magazine interviewed the members of this movement, who said that they were the first movement to hammer the wall built by the Egyptian armed forces in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo and to storm the embassy. They also criticized the slow performance of the military council, saying that it that “does not fulfill the revolution’s objectives.”

In a call to Al Arabiya, the reporter Mustafa Barakat affirmed that the movement is currently calling for people storm the U.S. embassy on the 25th of January on the occasion of the Egyptian revolution’s first anniversary.

Mohammed l-Hadari, secretary of the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard, affirmed that the idea of establishing the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard evolved after the Egyptian revolution had erupted and when many alliances arose.

Al-Hadari said that the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard has 400 members from different ideological and religious backgrounds. This movement embraces Sunni and Shiaa Muslims, Christians, Arab nationalists, left-wing partisans and liberals.

“The Egyptian Revolutionary Guard is linked to many interior and foreign movements, including the Labbayka ya Akssa association and the international alliance to end the blockade on Gaza and other local Egyptian political movements,” al-Hadari said.

“However, the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard has no ties with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. But the goals behind the establishment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would be similar to those of the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard, namely, defending the revolution. We would be honored to see the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard as important as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.”

The Egyptian Revolutionary Guard secretary said the movement aims to “allow Egypt to be a self-determined country that is not affiliated to any other country like the U.S. or any other state. The revolution’s main goal is to put an end to Egypt’s dependence on the U.S. and Israel. The political decision in Egypt always came from the White House or the Israeli Knesset and not from the presidential palace in Cairo. This is why we are trying to promote the independent decision of Egypt in all political, economic and military affairs.”

Al-Hadari said: “The revolution brought down the biggest U.S. and Israeli agent in the Arab world and we will hunt down all the agents affiliated with the state of arrogance and the Zionist entity. We want to bring Egypt back to the objecting sates because it is Egypt’s natural duty to resist the Zionist-American plan in the Arab region. This is a primary role that some Arab leaders are trying to impede by seeking to abort the Egyptian revolution. In fact, the success of the Egyptian revolution means the end of all those who are affiliated to the U.S. and the Zionist entity.”

In addition, al-Hadari confirmed that the political figures and movements that are affiliated to America and Israel are well known and that the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard will name them.

“They are all getting paid from foreign sources to impede the revolution and prevent the independence of the Egyptian political decision,” he said.

Concerning the arming of the Guard, al-Hadari affirmed that the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard will lead a military resistance by fighting in wars just as Nasrallah did in Lebanon or by supporting resistant factions in Palestine.

“We want to support the movements that are defying the Zionist-American project in the region in a bid to dismantle this plan and liberate the occupied Arab territory. We do not want to pressure them or limit their prospects as the ousted president did. In fact, Mubarak wanted to destroy the resistance when he imposed a siege on Gaza in compliance with the orders of his masters in Tel Aviv and the White House.”

Al-Hadari noted that some members of the Egyptian Revolutionary Guard were very influenced by the Iranian revolution, its values, goals and prominent role in supporting the Islamic resistant movements in Lebanon and Palestine.

“They were highly impressed by its efforts to resist the Israeli American project in the region.”

“We want to forge a political, economic and military alliance between Egypt and Iran. There’s nothing wrong in such an alliance between the biggest two powers in the region. Everybody sees in this alliance a threat to Israel that would eradicate the Zionist entity from the region. However, some western countries, mainly the U.S., and Israel would spare no effort to prevent any type of alliance and communication between Egypt and Iran, although the two countries share many common values that might impede the Zionist-American plan.”

Speaking of the Salafi movement, al-Hadari declared that the Salafi is not a revolutionary movement but rather a “materialistic” movement that tends toward financial benefits. “The Salafi movement adores the power’s hypocrisy. It revealed its intentions when it contacted the Zionist entity; this is why they will have no role to play in the Egyptian decision making in the future. We were not surprised to hear them praise the relationship with Israel, but the Egyptian people refuse to have any tie with the Zionist Entity”.

(Translated from Arabic by Stanela Khalil)