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Egyptian MP: Cultural discourse needs to be revised

Tuesday 30-05-2017 - 12:43 AM
Egyptian MP: Cultural

Cairo - Egyptian Parliamentarian Osama Haikal said that the country faces plans aiming to undermine the cohesion of the state, stressing the need for taking serious actions to keep the unity of the country.

The member of parliament, who serves as Chairperson of the Committee on Culture and Information, added, “The unity of the Egyptian people was being targeted even before the January 25 uprising. They target the Christians to raise sectarian tension between Muslims and Christians. I cannot say that the recent attack witnessed in Minya is the last one, as the war will continue. We will not come out victorious, if we fail to maintain our unity.”

Egyptian MP: Cultural

Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery, medical sources and eyewitnesses said.

The group was traveling in two buses and a small truck in the Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, the sources said. 

Haikal criticized cultural discourse, saying that it needs to be reviewed. He announced that he has submitted a draft law to determine the authorities of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Culture to be able to confront terrorism.

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