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Christians in Egypt issue international appeal to stop Morsi’s Islamist constitution

The founder of an international group of advocates for the equality and rights of Coptic Christians is appealing to the leaders of democratic nations to cut any ties with Egypt. …

Protesters opposed to Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi on military tank in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Dec 8. / Reuters

“We demand that world leaders withdraw their recognition of Egypt’s phony ‘pro-democracy’ leader, Mr. Morsi, who is backed by the illegal Muslim Brotherhood party,” states Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, president of Voice of the Copts, in an open letter sent Monday.

“Freeze your political relationships with Egypt, halt all investments and aid to Egypt and force Mr. Morsi’s regime to step down. This will facilitate legitimate democratic goals yet to be achieved by Egypt’s freedom fighters.” …

Voice of the Copts is also appealing to “all Egyptian freedom fighters fearlessly and heroically standing up against the Morsi regime.”

“We support you as you continue to stand up and exercise enormous courage once again as when recently you opposed the dictatorial constitutional amendment of November 22 made by Mr. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party,” stated Ramelah. “Your bold action obligated Mr. Morsi to withdraw the power grab he executed in defiance of democratic principles. Now he has backed down and responded to your demands thanks to your brave persistence.”

He is asking all Egyptians to oppose Morsi’s new constitution draft by boycotting the Dec. 15 referendum.

“The new draft promotes anti-democratic Islamic principles of intolerance. With a boycott, Egyptians can avoid another corrupt election and reject the avenue paved by Mr. Morsi toward Islamic Shariah law,” Ramelah said. “A select group chosen from the Muslim Brotherhood membership seeking Islamic supremacy has written Egypt’s new draft constitution with the future goal of creating an Islamic Umma. Expunge this draft now!”

Voice of the Copts would like to see free world and human rights activists stand with Egyptian freedom fighters and “against any attempt by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to build a center of Islamic power and jihadist terrorism.”

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