Jama’a al-Islamiya leaders have slammed Egyptian opposition groups, accusing them of waging war on Islam ahead of anti-government protests planned for 30 June.
Assem Abdel Magued, a member of Jama'a al-Islamiya’s Shura Council, dubbed Tamarod opposition campaign leaders “hostile to Islam” on Friday.
In an interview with the pro-President Mohamed Morsy Salafi-oriented Hafez satellite channel, Abdel Magued said that Tamarod is led by “communists, Nasserist, remnants [of former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime] and Coptic extremists.”
The campaign, which translates as "rebel" in Arabic, had been financed by “corrupt businessmen,” he claimed.
“All the remnants of the former regime have signed the rebellion petition, notably [former prime minister] Ahmed Shafiq, [former Arab League secretary general and foreign minister] Amr Moussa and the former defendants in the Battle of the Camel [case], in order to overthrow the revolution...They do not want a regime brought by the revolution,” Abdel Magued argued.
The Jama'a al-Islamiya leader said that 30 June, a day when opposition forces plan huge protests against Morsy's government, would witness another "Battle of the Camel," one of the worst days of violence during Egypt's 2011 revolution.