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Current issue | Issue 1154, (27 June - 3 July 2013)
Wednesday,18 July, 2018
Issue 1154, (27 June - 3 July 2013)

Ahram Weekly

What the president said:

Al-Ahram Weekly

During his presidential campaign
“If people demonstrate asking me to leave power I will.”

“I will treat everyone equally and be a servant of the Egyptian people.”

On 30 June 2012 in Tahrir Square
“Here I am standing between you my people — those who voted for me and those who didn’t — without wearing any bulletproof vest. I don’t fear anyone except Allah.”

“If you think I am a good ruler then help me, and if I act badly so guide me.”

“My people, my family.”

22 November 2012, on issuing his controversial constitutional declaration
“Under the new declaration presidential decisions are immune to any challenges in court. The Constituent Assembly and the Shura Council are protected from judicial dissolution. The president may take any actions necessary to protect the country and the goals of the revolution.”

29 November 2012, before calling for a referendum on the constitution
“We must all hug each other to pass the bottleneck. Everything can be done with love.”

30 January 2013 during a visit to Germany
“Alcohol and gas don’t mix.”

25 March 2013 addressing Islamists at Al-Ittihadiya presidential palace
“Four or five people are conspiring in a narrow alley.”

26 March, addressing the Arab League Summit in Doha
“I will not allow anyone to put their fingers in Egypt. I will cut off any finger that meddles in Egypt… I can see two or three fingers that are meddling.”

11 June statement on the Renaissance Dam crisis
“We will defend each drop of [Nile] water with our blood if necessary.”

Compiled by Reem Leila

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