King Abdullah express support for Egypt’s security

August 16, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a statement today on the current events in Egypt. King Abdullah said: “We have followed with deep sorrow the events taking place in our second homeland, the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt; events which only please enemies of Egypt's stability and security and its people, but at the same time pain all those who love Egypt and care for its stability and unity which are, today, targets for all evil wishers. This attempt to unsettle Egypt’s unity and stability -- carried out by the ignorant, the inadvertent, or the mindful of the enemies’ design --  will, God willing, be fruitless.”

The King urged “the people of Egypt, Arab and Muslim nations, the honorable Ulema [religious scholars], intellectuals, writers, and all sensible people to stand united with one heart in facing attempts to destabilize a country which historically has always been at the forefront of Arab and Muslim nations; honorable people should not maintain silence on and be heedless of what is going on.”

King Abdullah added that “the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stood and still stand today with our brothers in Egypt against terrorism, extremism and sedition, and against whoever is trying to interfere in Egypt's internal affairs and in its determination, power and legitimate right to deter every spoiler or whoever misleads the people of Egypt.  Let it be known to those who interfered in Egypt's internal affairs that they themselves are fanning the fire of sedition and are promoting the terrorism which they call for fighting.  I hope they will come to their senses before it is too late; for the Egypt of Islam, Arabism, and honorable history will not be altered by what some may say or what positions others may take. Egypt will be able, with the grace and might of God, to pass into the land of safety; and then those will realize the wrong they committed when it is too late to show regret.”

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