الرئيسية / World News / Cairo man changes name to Sisi
الرئيس المصري عبد الفتاح السيسي
الرئيس المصري عبد الفتاح السيسي

Cairo man changes name to Sisi

sisi Egypt sisi

Ali Khalil – Cairo

An Egyptian merchant, carrying the first name of the deposed president Mohammad Mursi, has applied to be officially re-named al-Sisi after the country’s widely popular army chief, who led the Islamist leader’s ouster more than six months ago.

Mursi Metwali, a 53-year-old garment dealer, decided on the name change last month in the wake of a deadly car bombing that targeted a police headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, reported the semi-official newspaper Al Akhbar on Friday.

Metwali’s store was destroyed in the bombing that killed 16 people, mainly policemen. The military-backed government blamed the attack on the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood and declared it a terrorist group. A little-known militant group, calling itself Ansar Beit Al Maqdas (Supporters of Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the assault.

“I could no longer bear hearing people calling me Mursi,” the trader, a father of three, told the paper.

“The disasters caused by the toppled president when he was in power and the Mansoura explosion have all prompted me to change my name.”

Metwali added that he had already embarked on procedures to change his name to Al Sissi, referring to Defence Minister Abdul Fattah Sisi

 “The name change will also require changes in all my official documents including those of the marriage certificate and birth certificates of my three girls.”

Al Sissi has ridden a wave of popularity across Egypt since he toppled Mursi on July 3 following enormous street protests against his one-year-old rule.

Backers of Mursi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, accuse Al Sissi of orchestrating the overthrow to become president. Gen. Al Sisi, 59, has not said if he will stand for president. However, speculation is wide that he will announce his decision after a crucial referendum on a draft constitution due next week.

Several presidential hopefuls have said they will not run if Al Sissi launches a presidential bid, predicting a landslide win for him.

عن Arab Telegraph

اضف رد

لن يتم نشر البريد الإلكتروني . الحقول المطلوبة مشار لها بـ *

*

five × one =

يمكنك استخدام أكواد HTML والخصائص التالية: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

x

‎قد يُعجبك أيضاً

Brochures are displayed for job seekers at the Construction Careers Now! hiring event in Denver, Colorado

Strong U.S. job growth in November bolsters economy’s outlook

 U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a ...

Pope Francis leads the Immaculate Conception celebration prayer in Piazza di Spagna (Spain's Square) in downtown Rome, Italy

Pope singles out Rome’s decay, corruption on traditional feast day

Pope Francis lamented the decay and degradation of Rome on Friday, using ...

download (2)

U.S. presses Russia to comply with nuclear missile treaty

The United States is reviewing military options, including new intermediate-range cruise missile ...