CAIRO – 29 June 2021: Egypt's intellectuals affirmed that the June 30 revolution turned into a source of enormous soft power for the Egyptian state, and it restored Egypt's identity, culture and cultural heritage.
They stressed the need for the Egyptian people to work on an important project to restore their common values and re-establish them, focusing on the major goals the masses called for in the revolution.
Intellectuals said - in a poll conducted by the Middle East News Agency, on the occasion of the anniversary of the June 30 revolution - that they played an important role in resisting and rejecting religious fascism, and controlling society and its values in the name of religion.
Egypt’s intellectuals were at the forefront of the people who came out on June 30, 2013 to call for an end to the rule of the terrorist Brotherhood.
This was evident in their sit-in at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in Zamalek, and in their enthusiasm to sign petitions and statements calling for change, most importantly the famous statement of the Egyptian Writers Union, headed at that time by the great writer Mohamed Salmawy.