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Pro-Morsi protesters victimising themselves: Egypt presidency

Following Saturday's bloody clashes between police and Morsi supporters, political affairs aide says Egyptian state 'will not stand silent in face of terrorism'

Nada Hussein Rashwan, Sunday 28 Jul 2013
Mostafa Hegazi
Presidential aide for political affairs Mostafa Hegazi
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Presidential aide for political affairs Mostafa Hegazi has accused the Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi of intentionally victimising themselves in order to gain a negotiation advantage.  Hegazi's accusation comes one day after the killing of at least 72 pro-Morsi protesters following clashes between police and Morsi supporters in Cairo's Nasr City.

"The Egyptian state will never accept the shedding of Egyptian blood, regardless of political affiliations, but it also will not stand silent in the face of blackmail and terrorism of its citizens," Hegazi said in a press conference on Sunday evening. "The law will be applied firmly and intently," he added.

Several human rights organisations and political figures have decried the excessive force used by police against Morsi supporters during early Saturday's clashes.

Hegazi added that the assaults on security units in Sinai's border region, as well as those against Morsi opponents, are organised attacks.

"It is not an exaggeration to say that what is going on now is a war of terrorism against [Egyptian] society. No political disagreement can be solved with violence," Hegazi said.

Hegazi went on to affirm that the post-Morsi political roadmap – enforced by the army following its popularly-backed removal of the former president on 3 July – will not be hindered.

Supporters of former president Morsi have staged regular demonstrations across Egyptian cities following the president's ouster. Many of these protests have developed into deadly clashes with police or unknown assailants.

Morsi supporters have also maintained a sit-in at Nasr City's Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque since 28 June. The Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails, has stated that it will not negotiate until Morsi is reinstated as president.

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abdulrahman
29-07-2013 07:17pm
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Liars and Murderers
Dear Members of The Illegal Coup Regime!! You are insulting the intelligence of even a simple thinking person. The US, the dictators in Arab countries and only your conspirators will say yes to you while they know your lies. You are nothing but mass murderers. Now your arrogance is being heard all over the world and we pray that you fall very quickly to face justice.
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abdulrahman
29-07-2013 07:17pm
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Liars and Murderers
Dear Members of The Illegal Coup Regime!! You are insulting the intelligence of even a simple thinking person. The US, the dictators in Arab countries and only your conspirators will say yes to you while they know your lies. You are nothing but mass murderers. Now your arrogance is being heard all over the world and we pray that you fall very quickly to face justice.
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amir
29-07-2013 09:30am
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wow and what were you doing , terrorist, terrorist
politician will do anything , what were yoo doing sir when you called them terrorist, were you not demonizing them, as a result of urs calls 121 innocent ppl got killed and for you they were terrorist, and you ppl didnt fired a single bullets so 1000 of bullets fell from the sky and and killed the terrorist
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Mohamed
29-07-2013 09:23am
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People concern about the their vote!
People who rising voice for rights of their vote labeling as terrorist and terrorizing them.
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Azaelea
28-07-2013 11:35pm
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The MB while telling the world that they despise violence have committed many terrorist atrocities from the killing of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai to murders in Libya, to the killing of their own Egyptian Christians and Muslims in Egypt. The Sinai is awash with terrorists and the Army has prevented them thus far, from turning Egypt into another Syria. The MB have only one interest and that is their own!
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Ahmed
28-07-2013 10:43pm
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No shame
Statment doesnt seem come from a President office of a civilised country.Hunrdred of Human Beings NOT INSECTS have been killed and there egyptains as well but there's no slight impression of any symthy or regret of these killings rather threating of more bloodshed.Morsy was blamed biased towards Islamists even though they came through elections but the current inhabitants of the Presidency came through an Army action doing worset then what Morsy did.He can be blamed for a lot of mess but Liberal & seculars freely demonstrated whole one year without any bloodshed from the State apparatus.If 3rd July was revolution then why authorites are commiting crimes against humanity,why threating the opponants ,why cracking down on media,why arresting the opponents..?
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