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According to Dr. Nagy Naguib, an Egyptian Coptic Christian, many of his fellow Copts will choose the Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice (FJP) leader Dr. Morsi for president, to protect the revolution. Coptic academic Dr. Naguib, member of the General Secretariat of the FJP in Sharqiya province, assured that Copts are an integral part of the Egyptian people and the fabric of society. “Copts will not stray from the general discourse of the Egyptian people, who stand firmly with Dr. Morsi against the remnants of the old corrupt regime. The voice of extremism from both sides will have no active role in the management of the country in post-revolution Egypt.”
Naguib explained that Morsi has allayed Coptic fears in more than one meeting, expressing his confidence that many Christians will vote for Dr. Morsi in the run-off. He stressed that the orientations of the Egyptian people is predominantly pro-Morsi, especially since justice is a fundamental component in Morsi’s platform. He asserted that Morsi does not call for a religious state, but a civil state with Islamic reference.
Naguib further affirmed his whole-hearted support for Morsi because he will be the President of all Egyptians, a voice of moderation in the Islamic movement, capable of leading Egypt in the next phase and restoring stability, prosperity, security and safety to the Egyptian street.