Muslim Council of Montreal welcomes Mubarak’s resignation and hopes for justice, peace and stability in Egypt

February 11, 2011

Montreal, Quebec, February 11th, 2011- The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) extends its congratulations to the Egyptian people, as Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced today his resignation.

“This is a historical moment for people of conscious around the world,” stated Salam Elmenyawi, president of MCM. “After 30 years of economic, social, religious and political oppression at the hands of an unjust regime, the Egyptian citizens have at last an opportunity to establish a country based on justice, peace, freedom, human rights and dignity. We applaud the courage of the Egyptian demonstrators in opposing the tyrannical and corrupt rule of Mubarak in a peaceful manner and sending a clear message not only to their own government, but to governments and citizens all around the world.”

“We hope this will help bring about the end of such brutal regimes, in Egypt and around the world, and the start of a new world era. We hope that Mubarak’s resignation is a step towards real change in Egypt and a step towards the establishment of a political system that is based on justice, freedom and protection of human rights. Oppressive and tyrannical leaders around the world must take note of what has happened and realize that the ordinary people of a state, after being abused and repressed for so many years, will ultimately unite to seek the justice and freedom that is the right of every citizen of the world.”

“We also remember and thank the people of Tunisia today who, through their own demonstrations and protests, were able to free themselves of their dictator and prove that the people’s voice must be heard and that they have the power to change, when they unite together toward their objective.”

Millions of demonstrators have been peacefully protesting in cities around Egypt since January 25th, 2011, against the government of President Mubarak. Gangs of pro-Mubarak thugs have attacked the demonstrators, with rocks, Molotov cocktails, whips and knives. It is unclear how many were killed and injured in the brutal attacks.



Salam Elmenyawi

Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM)

Ph.: (514) 748-8427




The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) is an umbrella organization representing a number of Islamic institutions in the Montreal region. There are over 225,000 Muslims in Montreal, about 1,000,000 in Canada and 1.9 billion worldwide.