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Egypt's Morsi calls for dialogue, says 'violence not solution' to political impasse
In Thursday night address to nation, President Morsi invites 'legal experts, opposition figures' to hold dialogue to resolve political impasse while stressing 'those who wreak havoc must be punished'
Thursday 6 Dec 2012
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Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohammed Morsi speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 30, 2012 (Photo: AP)

“I feel a responsibility for every Egyptian, whether they oppose or support me. The nation is united. All citizens enjoy the right to security.”

“There is no difference between citizens in terms of their right to safety.”

“These painful events happened due to political differences. The only solution is dialogue.”

“The ex-regime used thugs and rigged elections … such methods will never be used in Egypt ever again.”

"Violence is not the solution. Wisdom, rationality, peace must be used to solve the current situation."

“Whoever has come to defend legitimacy and paid with his life, I say it with honesty: while we respect peaceful expression, I will never allow anyone to kill and vandalize, I will not allow plans to murder and vandalize and terrorize citizens.”

“Investigations and confessions have shown that some of those arrested have connections to political forces. Other armed assailants were paid.”

“Yesterday was worse than Tuesday. Peaceful protesters were attacked by armed infiltrators.”

“Protesters were violent on Tuesday. Some of them attacked the presidential cars; a driver was badly injured and is still in the hospital as a result. This is not an acceptable way of protesting.”

“Assailants used shotguns and teargas while attacking protesters … calls for more violence continued until this morning.”

“The prosecution will announce the results of its investigations, for those who committed the attacks, those who incited them and those who paid the perpetrators.”

“I differentiate between all stripes of political opposition and those who spend their corrupt money to destroy the nation.”

“The issuing of the constitutional deceleration stirred up opposition, which was acceptable. But those who brought arms and hired thugs to wreak havoc must be punished.”

“The declaration wasn’t meant to prevent the judiciary from doing its work, or take away citizens’ rights.”

“The judiciary has protected rights and freedoms so long as it stayed away from politics. I’m sure it will carry on doing its duty.”

“I am not insisting on keeping Article 6 of the declaration if dialogue with political partners leads to that. What is included in the article is already mandated, as some have pointed out.”

“I will meet with legal experts and opposition figures on Saturday at 12:30 [local time] at the presidential headquarters to come up with a solution that shall save the nation; Some decisions will be discussed, such as maintaining the Shura Council.”

“We shall also discuss the roadmap after the referendum, whether the people reject or approve it.”

“I offer my condolences to the families of all those martyred during the clashes. I will see to it that all the necessary medical care is provided to those injured.”

“If the constitution is rejected, I will see to it that a new constituent assembly is drawn up.”

“I reject attacks on companies, ministries or embassies … I call on everyone to hold dialogue in an effort to work things out with love, rule of law and determination.”



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Joseph
13-01-2013 09:02pm
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Tanks for Thugs
And, Obama wants to give Islamic allies tanks to use against his people, now. I fear for the non-Muslim people of Egypt.
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Yemen
18-12-2012 05:19am
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Training session for opponents
Firstly,I believed that the opponents have not got the right skills to be opponents. therefore, they need to be trained how to be opponents. Secondly, they don't love Egypt, their interest come first. Believe me the opponents don't want peace, they are getting crazy through their evil deeds. I pray day and night that Allah does not let people listen to them.
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বাংলাদেশী
07-12-2012 07:20pm
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Discussion is the solution
I agree. Israel is planning to destroy Egyptian's unity and strength. Please sit for dialouge
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Nurunnobi
07-12-2012 04:06pm
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A logical and peaceful speech
The speech, which was delivered by President Morsi, is very logical and wisely. I think the opponent parties of Egypt will respond to Morsi's proposal and Egypt will be safe country for it's citizen.
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WARahman
07-12-2012 03:26pm
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Learn to respective each other as a winner and loser.
The losser should learn to respect the winner. In this case the loser of presidential candidate behave as if they are the winner. if they are not happy just wait another four year just voted out the president.if you felt strongly not happy with the new consitution,why not you organise the resources by asking the people of Egypt to reject the new consitution and vote NO during coming referendum.I am sorry to say that the oppossition has no creditablity to talk about democracy if they involve themself with the thug and burning of other people building
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malaysian loves egypt
07-12-2012 04:57am
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ya rabb for his speech
I am sure Mr Morsi wants the best for Egypt and Egyptians.. a proper forum for discussion with his opponents is better than bloodshed everywhere… Please Egyptians stop being nervous to each other and try to find solution in more educated manner.. my prayers go to this beautiful country, and its people.
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mohammed moiduddin
06-12-2012 11:21pm
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I love Morsy
Maybe the opposition should learn how to protest. No Violence. If you don't like it vote no. Morsy didn't want judiciary to be politicized.
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tarek
06-12-2012 11:18pm
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disappointed
I am quite disappointed with the outcome of these events and to see Egypt in turmoil like this. These events are a repeat of the revolution but at least Mubarak's speech he had some action (ie, relieving the cabinet of their duties, hiring a vice president) while Morsi and not calmed the people rather enraged them more.
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