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Egypt harshly condemns Paris 'terrorist' attacks, says terrorism has no border nor religion

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Nov 2015
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File Photo: French President Francois Hollande and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 26, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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The Egyptian presidency condemnded "with the harshest words" Friday's "terrorist" incidents in several locations in Paris, according to a Friday statement.

The Egyptian ambassador to Paris was delegated by the president to offer condolences to the French political leadership, and to the government and people of the "French Republic friend" regarding the victims of the "brutal terrorist incidents," according to the statement.

Egypt's ambassador was also delegated to "confirm Egypt's solidarity with France and its support for the international efforts made to fight terrorism, which knows neither borders no religion; rather its treacherous hand has extended to take the life of innocent people and to destroy without differentiation in different countries of the world," the statement said.

At least 120 people died in Paris in a series of attacks Friday, the French presidency said. Around six sites saw attacks, including Bataclan Theatre which witnessed at least 100 deaths when attackers opened fire on concert-goers.

The Egyptian presidency also reiterated earlier calls by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for global cooperation to fight terrorism.

"Egypt expresses its complete trust that such terrorist events will not weaken the will of the countries and the people who love peace, but will increase their determination to fight and defeat terrorism in order to protect the structure of their states and to preserve their capacities.

"This matter requires unifying the efforts of the international community through a comprehensive approach in facing the terrorism poison which targets the shaking of security and stability in different parts of the world, without differentiating between them," Friday's statement said.

In an August interview with Russian news agency TASS, President El-Sisi had called for a "global strategy" to combat terrorism, not from "individul countries but from the whole world."

France declared a state of emergency and closed its borders following the attacks.

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Farhan
16-11-2015 07:42am
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In Egypt terrorists like Sisi can became president of country
So yes terrorism has no limits and borders.
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Tut
14-11-2015 05:35pm
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Terrorism has a Religion
It's called Wahhabism. Admitting that would piss away billions of the Ragheads' aid. It would be worth it to come clean from Saudi's shackles and dirt! But this would require building a real economy; are we ready yet; or let's keep taking the easy way out?
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Micha
14-11-2015 11:36am
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Terror and no religion?
Terrorism doesnt know no religion? What have these guys in Paris been shouting during their attac?
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expat
15-11-2015 09:36pm
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they shouted..
allah u akbhar...and they were moslems...and there is only one religion approving of this kind óf action...its islam
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