Egypt: NSF Spokesman Resigns Over Military Crackdown

Khaled Dawood, the National Salvation Front’s (NSF) spokesman, resigned from his post after what he said was the support of some front parties to the military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

“I could not handle speaking for the majority of the front’s parties which explicitly decided to support the military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood,” Dawood wrote in his resignation letter.

He rejected what he said were unacceptable attacks by some front parties on Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading member of the front.

“I also cannot hold my head high and tell the world about the sweeping victory on political powers that manipulate religion,” Dawood added.

Dawood condemned what he called “serious violations” by security forces during the clearing out of the Muslim Brotherhood protest camps last Wednesday.