Former member accuses Brotherhood of ‘killing Egyptians’

The former Brotherhood member explained why he chose to cut ties with the group, accusing leaders of misguiding their supporters. (File photo: Reuters)

A dissident from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood holds the group leaders responsible for the ongoing violence in the country which has killed more than 750 in the past four days.

Amr Amara, a formed Brotherhood member and founder of the Muslim Brotherhood youth coalition, called for the execution of all prominent members of the group for their role in what he termed to be the spilling of Egyptian blood.

Amara told Al Arabiya on Saturday that he was supported by 7000 members of the youth coalition and that they planned to “file a lawsuit on Saturday against the ousted President Mohammed Mursi, and the members of the guidance office, and the advisory board of the group, and the head of branches in the group for pitting themselves against their opponents and killing Egyptians.”

The former Brotherhood member explained why he chose to cut ties with the group, accusing leaders of misguiding their supporters.

“We participated at the Sit-in of Rabia al-Adawiya on June 28th in response to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership who told us that this sit-in was to support the Defense Minister Lieutenant-General Abdulfattah al-Sissi, against the “Tamarod” (“Rebel”) movement, because he’s on our side with President Mursi, after the 48 hours ultimatum set by al-Sissi to the political parties to reach an agreement. But on July 1 we started doubting the statements of our leaders within the group, and we became certain of this [mistrust] when al-Sissi ousted President Mursi and nominated a temporary president.”

Amara continued: “We started asking the sit-in leaders on the ground about the next steps, they were promising us that the president would be reinstated in a day or two, but we realized that the group was trading with the blood of its youth and innocent demonstrators, which pushed us to leave the sit-in on Tuesday August 6 and found this coalition [which] aims to pull the group off the wrong track which might endanger its own existence and extinguish it forever.”

Amara concluded that “the coming days will be full of surprises, which they will reveal to the attorney general.” Amara also alleged that the Egyptian armed forces and the presidential guards did not shoot “a single bullet” against the demonstrators, he instead accused Muslim Brotherhood leaders of orchestrating the violence.

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