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Egypt president issues stern warnings to opposition

President Mohamed Morsi warns politicians against 'providing cover for violence and vandalism' after attacks on Muslim Brotherhood offices

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Mar 2013
Mohamed Morsi
Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (Photo: AP)
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President Mohamed Morsi has denounced Friday's attacks on Muslim Brotherhood offices and called for action against politicians found guilty of inciting the violence.

“If investigations prove politicians are guilty [of incitement], the necessary action will be taken against them despite their status,” President Morsi said during a speech at the Initiative for the Rights and Freedoms of Egyptian Women on Sunday.

Politicians must not provide a “political facade” for acts of violence or vandalism, he added.

President Morsi stressed that everybody would be treated equally before the law, whether they are "a supporter or an opponent [of the government], a police officer or a statesman."

The violence on Friday had nothing to do with the January 25 Revolution, he said.

“Everyone has the right to protest peacefully, but what is happening now has nothing to do with the revolution," the president said. "Instead they are acts of violence and vandalism, and assaults on public and private property.”

President Morsi said he would take “any measures required to protect the country" and he was "about to do so."

“Attempts to portray the state as weak have failed. The state apparatuses are recovering and are able to deal with lawbreakers.

“All Egyptian blood is precious and we will not permit more of it to be shed...”

The president called on Egyptians to “preserve security and exercise self-control.”

“I am a president for all Egyptians, and I will not allow the nation to be harmed,” he added.

Clashes on Friday between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood at its headquarters in Cairo and in several other cities left at least 200 injured.

Prosecutor-General Talaat Abdullah has ordered investigations into a complaint filed by lawyers representing the Muslim Brotherhood against 14 political figures and parties accused of inciting violence against the Islamist group.

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Farid
25-03-2013 01:13pm
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Sad But True - to NORA
So called "Mubarak's Gang" was keeping country stable, maybe they were taking profits to their pockets, but its happening everywhere in every sector of life, consider it as OMULA (commission) as they were putting back to the country by subsidies. Don't forget that millions housings were build by government with reasonable prices. You keep forgetting what good was made FOR THE COUNTRY. Please show me investments made by current government...
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Oscar
26-03-2013 07:05am
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Mubarak's Gang handed the country to the loan sharks of USA and EU
President Morsi, it is time to get tough with the gangsters and hoodlums of the weakling opposition, and Coptic servants should be handled to the full extent of the law. No more being Mr. nice guy, and more leniency. These opposition had no guts to do this in Mubarak time, they would have pissing in their pants. Now these hoodlums are getting too bold, Morsi should clip their wings.
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Farid
25-03-2013 09:44am
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Please make Your mind
“I am a president for all Egyptians, and I will not allow the nation to be harmed,” then why You criticize only when MB, FJP or other Islamist parties are under attack. Why You gave a speech during protests front of Presidential Palace when MB gather there and when opposition was waiting You, no one appear? There is much more & not enough space to type...
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Tam2
25-03-2013 07:41am
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My Poor Egypt, FJP no one approves you, Free Egypt
The country is on the brink of starvation, no security equates to no tourism, no tourism equals no cash, no cash equals poverty, high crimes, lawlessness. Mr. SISI what are you waiting for sir? Is your interest to appease the FJP or your country? Where is your interest? What are you waiting for? Disorder? We are there. Starvation? We are there. Chaos? we are there. disapproval of the current regime? We are there. This group will set us back 1500 years. Your making a huge mistake sir and anyonne thats condoning this regimes actions. you are making the biggest mistake in the countries history, its happening right now in Egypt. No rest until Mursi is gone. Kidnappings, unjust street punishment, since when does stealing a car, calls for torture and barbaric street death? Even Sharia calls for cutting your hands off and not torture or death. The country is destroyed, starvation very soon, you have not seen starvation yet and you have not witnessed the results of true starvation which will c
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Nora
25-03-2013 03:18am
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A.O supports only Mubarak's gang
Shame on you!!!!
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medo
24-03-2013 06:31pm
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really?
And when will you condone the violence that the brotherhood continues to instigate against others?? You have still yet to make a statement against the people who beat that poor woman in the streets... or is it one rule for some and another rule for others??? As it was in the days of Mubarak. The economy has gone, no security, no food, no money, no jobs... all this while YOU have been in power.... and you continue to blame everyone else... everyone other than you and your group.
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