Nonviolence Incorporation Expresses Worries over Outbreak of Violence in Egypt

Nonviolence Incorporation issued a public statement, expressing its worries over the recent heavy crackdowns against political dissidents by the Egyptian government. Here come some parts of the statement:

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Almighty God has said in the holy Quran: “But if you pardon, overlook and forgive them, then Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” [64:14]

Given the turbulent situation that the country of Egypt is facing and the negative repercussions it has had on human rights and individual and social freedoms, Nonviolence Incorporation (Freemuslim Association) is deeply worried.

It is clear to all fair observers that the course of affairs in Egypt has an unfortunate end, and for the afflicted people of this country, it leads to regret and pain of economic turmoil, insecurity and instability. The tragedy is exacerbated by the constraints and crises that the Egyptian authorities impose on freedom of expression, freedom of media and thought, and the freedom to have peaceful protests. In the past few months, death sentences have been issued and enforced against a number of political dissidents, while the Egyptian authorities are expected to issue lighter sentences and resolve these disputes democratically.

From the point of view of this organization, adopting violent methods and issuing oppressive sentences such as executions, detentions and intimidation will not have a favorable outcome for the Egyptian government and people.

In light of these unfolding events, Nonviolence Incorporation urges the Egyptian authorities to adhere to the principle of peaceful discourse and to engage in dialogue to settle the existing differences. All officials must also adopt a spirit of forgiveness and tolerance in their dealings with dissidents. Through this, the Egyptian nation and government will experience prosperity and stability, which would certainly lead to growing political, economic and social openings.