First Church Built in Egypt Under Morsi Gets Presidential Decree

Mohamed Abu Hamid, former Egyptian Member of Parliament, said that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to placate the Egyptian people after a series of public demonstrations called on citizens to overthrow the regime.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a decision to build a church as an attempt to settle the unrest. But Abu Hamid stressed that the decision does not change the fact that the Brotherhood's regime is sectarian and has been proven to be a first-class sectarian regime since Morsi's inauguration.

President Mohamed Morsi recently issued a decree for building St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in the New Nubaria City in Beheira Governorate [northern Egypt], on an area of 300 square meters. It is the first decision for building a church after Morsi took office in June 2012.

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Abu Hamid said that Egyptians are preparing for a June 30 rally and are describing it as a "momentous event." He pointed out that in case a large number of demonstrators take to street to protest against the system, it will fall faster than anyone can imagine.

The Egyptian politician noted that all threats made by the group have no effect, adding that the Muslim Brotherhood is fragile and did not exist before the revolution, but it appeared when the state of law was undermined. He believed that when the state restores its strength, they would go back to their hideouts.

"The Egyptian army is strong and will not allow occurrence of a civil war. If the Brotherhood uses violence, the army will then use its forces to defend social security," Abu Hamid added.

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