It is just a military coup, says al-Biltaji

It is just a military coup, says al-Biltaji
Muslim Brotherhood senior leader Muhammad al-Biltaji believes that the Egypt President (Picture) was deposed from power by the army, and is determined to rally his Muslim brotherhood in fighting against the military coup.

EGYPT - There is an arrest warrant out for him for allegedly inciting violence but Muslim Brotherhood senior leader Muhammad al-Biltaji does not seem to be bothered.

"I do not care if I am detained or not. That is insignificant. Our primary concern is fighting against the military coup," al-Biltaji said in an interview with The Star at the Rabaa' Al-Adawiyah pro-Morsi protest site.

"What revolution in the world lasts for only six hours?"

He does not think that the elected president Mohamed Morsi was unseated because millions had thronged Tahrir Square on June 30 to demand his removal.

Instead, he thinks that there are some other plot and power at play here.

"The army used a six-hour protest as an excuse to remove Morsi from power and portray it as if it is a people's revolution when it is actually a coup," he said.

"If Opposition parties really had enough support on the ground, they would have resorted to a peaceful democratic process."

During Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign, the Brotherhood suffered politically, with many of its leaders thrown into jail and banned from politics for years.

But after the 2011 revolution, which saw the downfall of Mubarak, the Brotherhood seemed to enjoy a new lease of political life.

They formed the Freedom and Justice Party and took part in elections.

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