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Egyptian Rebels Compare Morsi to Hitler

August 1, 2013

Egypt's Tamarod rebel campaign, whose mass protests led to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, compared the deposed president to Adolf Hitler.

At a meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Cairo Wednesday, rebel members expressed outrage Germany wants Morsi released, Ahram Online reported Thursday.

"We told him we resented some of his statements where he asked for the return of the deposed president," rebel spokesman Mahmoud Badr wrote on his Facebook page after the meeting.

"We told him we're here to see him to tell him about the story of Hitler who came by his people's votes but turned against democracy. Why did you reject Hitler in Germany but want him back in Egypt?"

Westerwelle who arrived in Cairo Wednesday reportedly demanded Morsi's release, describing him as a political prisoner, the website said. The Egyptian interim government has yet to respond to the German foreign minister's request to meet with Morsi, the site said.

The Egyptian Cabinet meanwhile issued a warning to the Muslim Brotherhood to stop blocking roads, Ahram Online said.

A statement issued late Wednesday said it "has delegated the Interior Ministry to proceed with all legal measures to confront acts of terrorism and road-blocking," which it said "constitutes a threat to the country's national security."

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