9 January 2013

Egypt: Presidency: Some Media Outlets Twisted President's Words About Copts in CNN Interview

Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali said in a press conference on 8/1/2013 that some media outlets twisted what President Mohamed Morsi said about Egyptian Copts in his interview with the CNN, describing them as "minority", which is completely untrue.

The Spokesman added that the complete text of the interview was published on his official page on the Facebook. He also confirmed that the President's words about Copts were clear-cut.

He said they are the sons of the homeland and have the same rights and duties of Muslims, Ali underlined. The President confirmed in the interview that there is no need to worry about Egypt's people being divided on religious basis, Ali stressed.

Presidential Spokesman confirmed that the President congratulated all the Egyptian Copts on the occasion of the Christmas.

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