5 March 2014

Egypt: Sisi - Any Person Who Loves His Country Cannot Turn His Back to His People

The First Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense and Military Production Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi said any person who loves Egypt and the Egyptians cannot turn his back to his people if he felt a genuine desire on the part of a large number of people to call on him to undertake a national assignment.

This came at a ceremony held at the Military Academy on the occasion of the end of basic and military training course of the military academies and institutes cadets.

He said he wants to dispel any controversy over this matter adding any citizen who does not hold a pubic post can act freely but the official who is holding a public post is having his own responsibilities and has values and principles which he should observe, hence he is not free to speak at any time.

"I hope that my message has reached all ", Field Marshal Sisi said adding all measures which should be taken will be made in the coming few days in view of the difficult conditions in Egypt.

He said it will be wrong to believe that success in addressing the problems which have been accumulated during the past thirty years is linked to the person who will be chosen by the Egyptian people ,adding the coming success is linked to the belief of all Egyptians and their perseverance.

He called on citizens, people, army and police, to rally efforts to promote the homeland in the light of the difficult conditions we are living in. He said we should work together as Egypt's problems will only be solved by the Egyptians not others.

Moreover, Marshal Sisi said Egypt's problems will not be solved through assistance but rather through working together so that Egypt may remain as it is.

He called on the people to look at what is taking place in many countries of the region in the name of Islam, adding this is not Islam .

In this respect, he said he warned ousted President Mohamed Morsi that disagreement between Muslim Brotherhood and the people could turn into a religious sedition when such a group claims that it is working for the sake of Islam.

He said he asked the ousted president not to involve Egypt in a sedition and called for a referendum for determining his future ,but they acted in a manner that says either we rule you or kill you. Before you kill Egyptians, you can kill us, Field Marshal Sisi said.

Sisi said the Egyptian army is a national and honorable one doing its best for the sake of the homeland, adding there are many well known things and there are still much unknown things.

He said in this framework, we do not want to clash with each other as Egypt does not tolerate this. He said we should devote our efforts for building and development and not for any other thing.

He said we, the Egyptians, are in need of being aware that Egypt cannot withstand what it is currently witnessing and that no one can solve Egypt's problems alone as our problems could be solved by the whole people. He said we should act together as there are genuine risks to which Egypt is subjected.

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