Mohammed Mohammed Morsy Issa el-Ayat
Mohammed Morsy (born in Sharqeyya in August 1951) is a professor and doctor of engineering; president of the Freedom and Justice Party; a former member of the Executive (“Guidance”) Office of the Muslim Brotherhood and one of the Brotherhood’s political leaders; and a former minister in the Egyptian People’s Assembly (2000 – 2005). He served as Chairman of the Department of Material Science in the Faculty of Engineering of Zaqaziq University.
Mohammed Mohammed Morsy Issa el-Ayat
62 years - born 20 August 1951
Born in 1951 in Sharqeyya
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Cairo University, 1975
- Master’s degree in Engineering, Cairo University, 1978
- PhD in Engineering, University of Southern California, 1982
- Dr. Morsy was chosen member of the Commission for Resisting Zionism in Sharqeyya Governorate
- Founding member of the Egyptian Commission for Resistance to Zionist Projects
- In 2000, was elected to be member of the Egyptian People’s Assembly for the Muslim Brotherhood, and served as the official spokesperson for the Brotherhood parliamentary bloc.
- In the last People’s Assembly elections, in 2005, received the highest number of votes by a wide margin, but after a run-off, his opponent was pronounced the winner.
- Was one of the most active members of the People’s Assembly with regard to, and instigated the most well-known in interrogation into, the Said train accident. Although he condemned the government over the incident, even government newspapers praised his interrogation.
- Was chosen as one of the best parliamentarians for 2000 – 2005 by virtue of his parliamentary performance
- On April 30, 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood Advisory Council elected Morsy President of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, alongside Essam el-Arian (as Vice-President) and Mohammed Saad el-Ketatny (as General Secretary).
Was chosen as a member of the International Conference of Political Parties and Trade Unions
Scientific and cultural activities
- Teaching Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.
- Assistant Lecturer at the University of Southern California.
- Assistant Professor at the University of California – North Ridge.
- Professor and Chairman, Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Zaqaziq University
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), in agreement with the Muslim Brotherhood, initially endorsed Kheirat el-Shater for candidacy for the 2012 Egyptian presidential elections. However, on April 7, 2012, FJP decided to endorse Morsy as a “reserve” candidate to el-Shater, as a precautionary measure, worried by the possibility that legal obstacles would prevent el-Shater’s candidacy. The Presidential Elections Committee did, in fact, exclude el-Shater and nine other candidates on April 17th, so the Brotherhood, and FJP as its political wing, endorsed Mohammed Morsy, whose application the Committee accepted as the Brotherhood candidate. In a joint statement, the Brotherhood and FJP stated that “in view of the dangerousness and the importance of the coming period, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party have already entered into the race for the Egyptian presidency, by endorsing their candidate Dr. Mohammed Morsy, with the same platform and program, which will protect the interests of the nation and the rights of the people.” Dr. Morsy was imprisoned several times, once for seven months: On May 18, 2006, he was arrested in front of the North Cairo Court and the el-Galaa Court complex in central Cairo during his participation in demonstrations condemning the transfer of two judges (Mahmoud Mekki and Hisham Bastawissi) to a Disciplinary Committee because of their condemnation of elections-rigging in the 2005 parliamentary elections. Five hundred other Brotherhood members were detained with him. He was released on December 10, 2006. He was also detained in Wadi Natrun prison on the “Friday of Rage,” January 28, 2011, during the January 25 revolution, with thirty-four regional Brotherhood leaders, to prevent them from participating in the Day of Rage. They were freed by townspeople on January 30th after security abandoned the prison during the revolution.
My candidacy for the presidency is in the service of God. The feloul will not govern Egypt.