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Morsi talks Egypt's future, rebuffs critics on 1973 war anniversary: Quotes
President Mohamed Morsi gave a speech at Cairo Stadium Saturday to commemorate the 39th anniversary of Egypt’s military victory against Israel during the 1973 war
Ahram Online, Sunday 7 Oct 2012
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi waves to the crowd gathered in a stadium upon his arrival for a speech on the 6th of October national holiday marking the 1973 war with Israel, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.(Photo: AP)

Here are some of the key quotes of the night.

6 October war

“The 1973 war as a historic victory that restored the dignity of all Egyptians.”

“The second victory came on January 25 Revolution when the People and the army united.”

“The January 25 Revolution was peaceful before the hand of betrayal turned it violent.”

“I’m optimistic over Egypt's future, I have the utmost confidence in all Egyptians.”

100-day plan (security, traffic)

“70 per cent of the security improvements targeted by the 100-day plan was achieved.”

“75 per cent of the wanted elements in Sinai were hunted down.”

“Around 60 per cent of the targets aiming at improving traffic were achieved.”

“Any assault on Copts is an assault on me.”

“During the past 100 days, drivers committed more than 1.5 million traffic violations.”

100-day plan (economy)

“Two officials at the petroleum ministry were involved in smuggling fuels out of Egypt, as investigations are still underway”

“The IMF loan Egypt might incur is not religiously forbidden. We would prefer hunger to usury [Reba].”

“Egypt's Inflation reached its lowest rate in ten years in September, recording 6.3 per cent.”

“Egypt has got $10 billion worth of foreign investments and aids after his recent worldwide tour.”

“46.000 farmers have been exempted of their under-LE10,000 debts.”

100-day plan (garbage, bread and tourism)

“40 per cent of the public sanitation targets were achieved. 600.000 tons of garbage were removed from Cairo and Giza.”

“200.000 tons of garbage from Alexandria were removed, and so were 350.000 tons from the rest of the governorates.”

“80 per cent of the targets aiming at ending bread shortages were achieved.”

“Tourists' number rose by 11 per cent in September compared to the same month last year.”

Morsi denies accusations

“My participation in Friday's prayers does not require LE3 million each time as reports claimed.”

“I never earned any travel allowances during the recent worldwide trips.”

“I still live in a rented apartment, I do not receive any illicit gains.”



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Omar Haikal
07-10-2012 08:12pm
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Good job but more needs to be done
While I support the actions taken so far by president Morsi, much more needs to be done. Traffic is a deadlock and the infrastructure of the country and rural villages needs to be utterly reinvented to sustain the ever growing population and centralization of government. The industry segment is failing and has to be overturned, the debt crisis is growing and has to be overturned, our education system has failed us in the past causing more than 50% illiterate young Egyptians. Much Much more needs to be done.
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Hassan
07-10-2012 04:12pm
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keep it up
In the last three months President Mohamed Mursi has done what Hosni Mubarack didn't do in over thirty years. all of Egypt should be grateful and patient. Give him a chance, he is definitely an Honest man and he means business. the Egyptian people should give the President all the support he needs to bring country back, stable, secured and prosperous. tighten your belts and be optimistic, he will get it done.
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Nora
07-10-2012 01:18pm
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Keep it up Dr.Mersi
Dr. Mersi performance is excellent. It is up to the Egyptian to take advantage of having an honest President, and wake up to better future. Say no to corruption, and work hard. One man can't lift up 90m. Let's be fair.
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syed tofael hussain
07-10-2012 11:51am
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Take positive feedback
It will take time to fulfill all promise, regularly review all steps and learn from mistakes. Inshallah Allah will give you success. Whole Muslim world has high expectation on you Mr President!
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Timmy
07-10-2012 11:21am
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What?
Whats wrong with the people commenting are you all paid by the bortherhood? The brotherhood refused to fight in 1973 war, they refused to protect Egypt? The killer of Sadat was in the stadium. Morsi is trying to change history, it will not work. Also he has not acheived more tha 2 % check morsi meter
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mohamed
08-10-2012 12:11am
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not true!
recruitment is obligatory and not by choice
shujath
07-10-2012 09:30pm
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No Need to check Morsi Meter !!!
Everybody can see with their eyes what Morsi is doing for Egypt. No Need to believe Morsi meter, bcos the website is made by the enemies of Morsi.
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Vengara NASER
07-10-2012 08:37am
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Yes, the president of the people!
Not only the Egyptian people, but whole world with you dear President. You were the real hero of the recent NAM summit in Tehran, your esteemed presence and speech has brought many realities to the world's attention. I am an Indian, from the largest democratic country of the world. We, the people around the world, keenly look at each step, each development in your country after the Great revolution. All the best wishes!
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Evon Saleeb
07-10-2012 06:17am
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Good Army Engineers
My nephew cameup with the idea of water cannon to slice the sand dunes while he is reliefing him self in Fayoum desert. He told his commaners who told Pr. Sadat. They order water pumps ASAP. I pray for PR Sadat soul.
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Omar Haikal
07-10-2012 07:58pm
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Great man
Nephew? How old are you? While I can not know if thats what you meant or not. If someone you know did that for his country he is deemed an honorable man because he was key in winning the war by providing such valuable information and sacrifice while trusting his president and now it might be your turn to trust your president.
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Adel Khalil, Suez
07-10-2012 06:14am
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Barlev Line
I was part of the team to plug the diesel pipe to create a firewall along the Canal. Our plan and victory is being taught at world military colleges. Zionist Israel was finished until US/NATO came to its resscue.
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Israel Levy
07-10-2012 11:05pm
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Jerusalem
If Israel was finished how come it crossed the canal and came ro be just 101km from Cairo?
Omar Haikal
07-10-2012 08:02pm
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Not entirely true
It was a deadlock there was a tha3'ra and the third army was surrounded for days but bravely endured our allies lost the battle and while the U.S provided supplies and support to the Israeli army, NATO never came to rescue anyone.
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Ray Gibbs
07-10-2012 04:41am
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For the Record
Well done Mr. President . More
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