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Al-Sisi claims that his coup ‘ended fascism’ in Egypt

Image of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the 28th Arab League Summit in Jordan on 29 2017 [Salah Malkawi/Anadolu]
Image of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the 28th Arab League Summit in Jordan on 29 2017 [Salah Malkawi/Anadolu]

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people on Friday on the occasion of what he called the June 30 Revolution – the military coup that he led – and claimed that this had ended “fascism” in the country, news agencies have reported.

“Days pass, but the memory of the glorious days of our history remain immortal in our minds,” he said in a speech marking the fourth anniversary of the coup that he carried out against the first ever freely-elected President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi. “Such days prove that our people have awareness more than those who planned to steal their will.”

Read: Remembering Egypt’s bloody military coup

The nation has a stronger will than those who wanted to harm it, he added.

On this day, all Egyptians created a distinguished legend to protect the country, its identity, independence and freedom.

The president, who was the defence minister in the elected Morsi-led government, insisted that all of Egypt’s national organisations had supported his revolution “against fascism.”

Egyptian Americans gather to protest Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's meetings with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, USA on April 3, 2017 [Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency]

Egyptian Americans gather to protest Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s meetings with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, USA on April 3, 2017 [Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency]

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