Egyptian President El Sisi Visits St. Mark’s Cathedral to Pay Condolences After 21 Christians Slaughtered
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi pays his respects to Pope Tawadros II at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya. (Die Welt)
El Sisi became the first Arab leader to declare war on ISIS over the death of Christians.
From the Embassy of Egypt in Washington DC:
This morning, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi paid a visit to Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya to pay his respects to Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. The President offered his condolences for the innocent Egyptian citizens, who fell victim to the heinous act of terrorism that took place in Libya yesterday. The President expressed his sympathy to the families of the victims, affirming that they will receive all necessary care and support from the competent state authorities.
Spokesman for the Presidency Ambassador Alaa Youssef stated that the President’s visit to the cathedral was motivated first and foremost by his sense of patriotism as an Egyptian citizen before his role as President of Egypt and of all Egyptians. Ambassador Youssef noted that the President made his visit to the Cathedral spontaneously without waiting for any ceremonial arrangements or a formal procession.
Youssef added that the Egyptian state, which has reserved the right to respond at the time and in the manner of its choosing, will do everything in its power to deliver swift justice in retribution for the innocent victims, who fell victim to this abhorrent act of terrorism.
The Obama administration does not like this guy.
And ISIS detests El Sisi.
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