On Sunday, Parliament Deputy Speaker Mohamed Abou El-Enein moderated the sixth plenary session of the Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA).
The conference is being held in Cairo from February 12-13, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. It is being held under the title: “The Citizenship Contract and its Impact on Achieving Social & Global Peace.”
Abou El-Enein sent a greeting of pride and appreciation to Sisi for sponsoring this conference, as well as his permanent support for citizenship and building the national state as a basis for global peace and security. He added that such a basis is a supreme goal that affects the lives of all peoples.
The Parliament Deputy Speaker commended the organizers of the conference, especially Minister of Endowment Mohamed Mukhtar Jumaa, describing him as an active and honest minister. He praised the pioneering thought of convening the conference, its title and objectives, considering citizenship to be a national security for all peoples of the world.
The Egyptian MP praised the theses and discussions of the first day of the conference. The scholars and thinkers enriched the discussion with their views on the various topics of the conference, citizenship, its goals, principles, rights and duties.
He stressed that achieving world peace is the highest goal pursued by the majority of countries in the world, and Islam has approved it for more than 1,400 years. Abou El-Enein pointed out that the world is now witnessing the new globalization, and the great conflict in most regions.
“This directly affected many systems in which visions differed between thinkers and scholars to confront fanaticism and temptations who seek to destroy countries,” he said.
Abou El-Enein confirmed that Egypt and the Islamic peoples believe in human rights as an inherent right of citizenship, and given that Shariah law has stipulated them. He warned that some exploit the principles of human rights as a pretext to interfere in the affairs of states, and turn them into principles outside them will be mercy and inside them will be torment.
He demanded that the parliaments of the world and the media should act against this interference under the cover of human rights, and in a way that affects the national security of the peoples.
The parliament deputy speaker explained: “The new thought requires constant communication between thinkers and scholars. On the other hand, it needs parliamentarians and media professionals, to confront the thinking that some countries follow when talking about human rights.”
Abou El-Enein confirmed that Egypt on June 30 gave lessons to those who sought to break up the nation-state, faced the waves of the Arab Spring, confronted sedition and immorality. He noted that the June 30 Revolution established the principles of citizenship as a model for other peoples as part of achieving global peace based on equality and strengthening the national state.
The Egyptian MP stressed that the Palestinian problem has not yet been resolved, threatening the citizenship rights of the Palestinian people. “It is imperative that our Arab and Islamic worlds move to find an effective solution to this issue and to achieve the truth.”
Abou El-Enein sent a message to the world’s parliaments to intervene to solve the crisis of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), as it threatens the lives of 150 million citizens in Egypt and Sudan and undermines the right to life and the principles of citizenship.