Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris opened a door for controversy on social media, with a tweet in which he said that it was time to get rid of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and some saw him inciting sectarianism and calling for killing and coups.
Sawiris did not provide additional details in his tweet, but it had a great interaction on Twitter between supporters and opponents.
Time to get rid of Erdogan !!
- Naguib Sawiris (@NaguibSawiris) October 27, 2020
This tweet coincides with hypothetical attacks that Twitter has been witnessing for days against Turkey in Egypt and Gulf countries, and it calls for a boycott of Turkish goods.
It also comes at a time when the media is highlighting the exchange of accusations between Erdogan and European leaders, especially after Erdogan said on Sunday that "the French President (Emmanuel Macron) suffers from an illness and has to undergo a medical test."
The Turkish president had previously attacked his French counterpart, who defended what he considered freedom of expression by publishing cartoons insulting to the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.
The pioneers of the communication sites launched a scathing attack on the Egyptian businessman, accusing him of inciting the killing of the Turkish president or a coup against him, and some of them called for an investigation, indicating that he is immune to any measures due to his influence and the identification of his positions with the policy of the Egyptian regime.
Others pointed out that the Sawiris attack was purely religious, and his hostility to Erdogan stemmed from the Turkish President's defense of the Islamic religion and his positions regarding France's recent offenses.
The former Tunisian presidential candidate, Muhammad al-Hachemi al-Hamdi, commented on Sawiris’s tweet, calling on him to condemn the cartoons insulting to the Holy Prophet.
Until you condemn the cartoons offensive to the Prophet of 90 million of your citizens in Egypt, and Macron defended it and adhered to it, who guarantees that you are not from the current of Islamophobia, Mr. Naguib Sawiris?
This current that seeks to distort Islam and spread hatred against Muslims?
Just a question awaits your answer.
Enlighten us with the truth, please.
- Muhammad Al-Hashemi Al-Hamidi (@MALHACHIMI) October 27, 2020
As for the singer Maryam Jamal, she said that it is time to get rid of people who only care about money.
It's time to get rid of people like u, who care about nothing except money, people who don't care about their religion and beliefs, people who don't care if their prophet Muhammad was insulted by damned France president, At least Erdogan defended His prophet not like u # Ella-Messenger of Allah https://t.co/dYbZTvzL9r
- Meryem Gamal (@meryem_gamal) October 27, 2020
Tayyip Erdogan elected president ,
a builder of
modern Turkey, came to power through elections
other than Sisi ,
who came to power by coup and ammunition boxes, and
then impose himself head of a
failed life -
people came out to protect him from the
tank military coup ... .. https: // t .co / i1QOHFqRMV
- Victor Billah Ahmed (@admnordin) October 27, 2020
The Palestinian writer Yasser Zaatarah attacked Sawiris, describing it as sectarian.
O Arab and Islamic masses ..
The corrupt sectarian billionaire tells you:
"It is time to get rid of Erdogan !!" ...
so that the attack begins in victory for Macron !!
Oh those idiots ... how do they manage their crude propaganda https://t.co/Cba12kXbqV
- Yasser Zaatreh (@YZaatreh) October 28, 2020
Naguib Sawiris: The time has come to get rid of # Erdogan.
Naguib Sawiris was not satisfied with nudity festivals, not evading taxes and stealing the money of the Egyptian people, but explicitly inciting the West to get rid of Erdogan for his defense of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace!
The hatred appeared from their mouths, and what hid their chests was getting bigger.
- Taher Nour El-Din (@TaherNourElDen) October 28, 2020
Activist Emad Suleiman compared Sawiris’s attack on Erdogan with what any foreign tweet would face if he was exposed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
If someone from outside I speak the text of a word about Sisi, the national race revises them and insults him on the pretext that he is interfering in the internal Egyptian affairs
that they feared died https://t.co/zQjwIHq979
Mahmoud Soliman (@EMahmoudSoliman) October 27, 2020
You understand wrong, Najib @NaguibSawiris. The
issue is not, but Erdogan,
in a new reality. Muslim peoples got rid of the diseases of nationalism and nervousness and unified under the banner of Islam and also remained for them a leader to implement his directives with complete conviction and will
that Erdogan planted for the past years, which began his harvest, and millions of Erdogan will wait in it.
- ALHAWY (@ AL7AWY1978) October 27, 2020
Naguib Sawiris, a Christian terrorist ...
inciting to kill a Muslim president, "# Erdogan" ...!
Why did no one shout "No to mixing politics with religion"?
Why did no one accuse him of terrorism?
Would no one hold him accountable for inciting murder and spreading discord?
Why does he interfere in the affairs of Muslims in the first place! # Except_the Messenger of Allah # boycotting the products of France
- Diana 🇵🇸🇹🇷🇩🇿🇶🇦🇹🇳🇮🇶🇱🇾🇲🇦🇾🇪🇵🇰🇸🇦 (@ Diana1Diana7744) October 28, 2020
I want another coup, or what I don’t understand?
- Amo Houssam (@ 3arabawy) October 27, 2020
# We are all Erdogan is the only president who defends Islam.
He is the only one who defended the Messenger of Islam. They
want to get rid of him,
as Naguib Sawiris called that it is now time to get rid of Erdogan.
Know, Muslims that the world will fight this good President Erdogan, and
we must be a bond
Except the Messenger of God # Muhammad_Salah
- Abdul-Jabbar (@ 5efVLYCZG7JiZs4) October 28, 2020
And via Facebook, Mahmoud Jasur considered that Sawiris was inciting the killing of Erdogan for his defense of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
And from the Turkish reactions, one of the tweeters considered that the Sawiris attack came because of Erdogan's defense of the right, adding that the hole that Sawiris was digging would fall in.
Allah'ım Erdoğan hakkı savunduğu müddetçe başımızdan eksik etmesin .. Sizin gibilere de fırsat vermesin.
Rabbim kurduğunuz tuzakları başınıza geçirsin İnşAllah https://t.co/8D2tlCParp
- Kudüs Kızı 🇹🇷 (@kuduspsikologu) October 27, 2020
Arkadaşım bizi çiğnemeden Erdoğanı çiğneyemezsiniz.
- 🌙 AYS 🖋 (@akinciyaziyor) October 27, 2020
ardından 40 köpek havlatmayan kurt, kurt sayılmaz.
her zamankinden daha gür sesle
Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN. # CharlieHebdo https://t.co/mefxddqAno
- doğandiyebirii 🇹🇷 (@DoganErtus) October 27, 2020
Turki also indicated that Sawiris was one of the financiers of Sisi's coup against the late President Mohamed Morsi.
Bi sen eksiktin!
Macron Wilders Kılıçdaroğlu Charlie Hebdo yetmedi bi de bu çıktı.
Mısır'ın seçilmiş Cumhurbaşkanı Mursi'ye diktatör deyip, Mursi karşıtı gösterileri finanse eden darbe zeminini hazırlayan Mısırlı zengşin Naguib Sawiris: “Erdoğan'dan kurtulma vakiris.”
- medya adamı (@medyaadami) October 28, 2020