Sadat's Daughter: Thank You for Avenging my Father

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi plan their own mass rallies. ‘No to military coup.’

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Maayana Miskin,

Egyptians show support for military
Egyptians show support for military
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Egypt's new transitional government has received thanks from Rokaya Sadat, the daughter of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

“I thank the Egyptian people for the demonstrations of June 30 that led to Morsi’s downfall. I thank you, because you have helped to avenge my father’s blood,” she said.

Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981 by the Islamic Jihad in Egypt.

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi are not sitting silently by following his removal from power following mass demonstrations. Supporters are now calling for counter-rallies to show support.

The Islamic coalition lead by the Muslim Brotherhood issued a call to Egyptians to come to a mass demonstration Friday.

“Come out and protest peacefully against the military coup of the arrests of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders,” organizers said. “Say no to military curfew, say no to a military coup.”

The coalition further called to “break the ties with corrupt figures from the Mubarak regime.”

On Thursday, Egypt’s transitional leaders denied that Morsi’s ouster at the hands of the army had been a military coup.

“This is not a military coup in any way. This was actually the overwhelming will of the people," said Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.

Chief Justice Adly el-Mansour has been officially sworn into office as the new transitional president of Egypt.