Egyptian goes public to shun Brotherhood
Ghafajy’s gesture wins him family’s praise
What is the best way to distance from an outlawed group?
For Fawzy Ghafajy, an Egyptian medical professional, the most effective ploy is to do it in public.
Residents in the Delta town of Al Santa, about 95 kilometres north of Cairo, were surprised to see a large banner carrying the name of Ghafajy, a senior official in the town’s hospital.
The banner, hung in a main street in the town, has one aim: declaring disassociation with the banned
“Dr Fawzy Abdul Hamid Ghafajy, the head of the physiotherapy department in Al Santa hospital, and an ex-Brotherhood member, disowns the terrorist Brotherhood,” reads the banner in big letters.
Ghafajy’s move drew applause from his family.
“I am very proud of my father. He is a brave man,” commented his son Ahmad, who is also a medical professional.
“There has been massive sympathy from people with him because he did not act like rats and escaped from Egypt,” Ahmad added in an online post. Muslim Brotherhood.
The banner in Arabic shows an Egyptian man distancing himself from the Brotherhood.