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Sinai violence is price of ousting Morsi: Sisi

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Jan 2015
Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi
Oct. 25, 2014 file photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, center, speaks on state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: AP)
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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that a series of militant attacks that killed at least 30 people in Sinai on Thursday are "the price Egyptians are paying" for ousting the Muslim Brotherhood from power in 2013.

El-Sisi strongly condemned the attacks, saying that Egypt is facing a war against "the strongest secret organisation of the last two centuries", an apparent reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

In comments reported by state-run news agency MENA, El-Sisi said that had Egyptians not "gone out against" the Muslim Brotherhood during the presidency of Mohamed Morsi, they would be facing "a far greater price."

Morsi was ousted from the presidency in July 2013, after mass protests against his rule.

Officials accuse the Brotherhood of orchestrating and supporting violent militant attacks in Sinai, although the organisation's representatives have denied any links with the violence.

Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for Thursday's attacks on an affiliated Twitter account.

An exact death toll has not been released by military officials, but media reports suggest at least 30 died in the attacks, including civilians.

“The blood of 90 million Egyptians is very precious to us, and we will get revenge for all those who died for their country,” said El-Sisi.

El-Sisi was speaking in Addis Ababa, where he was due to attend the African Union summit. He cut his visit short and return to Cairo following Thursday's spate of violent attacks, MENA reported.

The Egyptian president also said that a major investment conference scheduled to take place in Sharm El-Sheikh in March will go ahead as scheduled, despite the violence. The three-day conference aims at reinvigorating foreign investment in an economy that continues to suffer from four years of turmoil.

 

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Faraz
01-02-2015 07:46pm
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Truth
Yes,Gen CC first time spoke the truth.We egyptians are paying the price of his crimes.He should immediately resign after his confession.You put the Egypt on the path of destruction.You stolen the Presidency at gun point and then killed 1000s of innocent Egyptian in daylight.List of your crimes is too long, it is better you resign and handover the presidency to the elected people.
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Aladdin, Egypt
31-01-2015 02:14pm
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Terrorists are aiming to control shipping in Suez Canal by simple RPG. Mr. Morsi was a double agent helped in the destruction of BH of Kazabeens.
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toof
31-01-2015 08:13am
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Liars
you are Liars
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Neo
31-01-2015 12:57am
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Include them or whip them out
The Brotherhood will not go away, they have been there for decades and most likely they’ll be here for more decades to come. The question is what Egypt should do with them? There 2 factions of the Brotherhood; a hardcore violent faction which is determined to sabotage Egypt no matter what, those are the minority of the BH, they should be wiped out, just like a tumor, if not eliminated will cause more damage. The other faction, which is the larger portion, is delusional followers who need a better future, they will trade (a job, a family, and a house) for the 70 virgins tomorrow if they have a choice! This larger, non-violent, but brain-washed group should be allowed to heal and join the mainstream Egyptian society, we need to include them in future development, but they have to understand that Islam in Egypt is a Faith, not a Political position.
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Allen
30-01-2015 10:24pm
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The more reason to keep Morsi and his terrorists out of circulation.
You don't befriend, associate, or include terrorists in exchange for peace. You defeat and decimate them by what ever means possible. Not doing so, you end up with the countless examples of nations in ruins! Do you need any more proof of what the likes of the Muslim brotherhood had done? Look at Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Yemen. They don't have a strong sane President like President Sisi... They wish they had.
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Allen
30-01-2015 10:24pm
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The more reason to keep Morsi and his terrorists out of circulation.
You don't befriend, associate, or include terrorists in exchange for peace. You defeat and decimate them by what ever means possible. Not doing so, you end up with the countless examples of nations in ruins! Do you need any more proof of what the likes of the Muslim brotherhood had done? Look at Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Yemen. They don't have a strong sane President like President Sisi... They wish they had.
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Khaled Egypt
30-01-2015 08:34pm
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Confession of Failure
This is a confession of failure by Gen CC and its junta.They always claimed that terrorists have been eliminated but the fact is terroists at large and target now then the security force at their convenince.On the other hand Gen CC even can't take their name openly.Yes they only can kill civillian un armed egyptain teenagers,women and studentst.The same MB and Morsy appointed him the head of the Army when he was Chief of Army inteligence.His claim about MB and Morsy is confesion of his own failure.
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Hakima
30-01-2015 07:50pm
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sisi taking Egypt to distraction
sisi have to go we dont need any more sisi and his foreigner helpers
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
30-01-2015 07:08pm
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Egypt...EL SISI
.. YES MR.PRESIDENT..EGYPT WILL PAY THAT PAINFUL PRICE , TO STAND UP , SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AND ERADICATE THAT BARBARIC VIRUS KNOWN AS THE JIHADISTS OR THE BROTEL-HOOD TRASH...THEY SHALL...AND WILL BE ANNIHILATED..
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