“We all stand against the inheritance of power, including President Hosni Mubarak himself,” Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said this week in exclusive statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Hosni ruled out the possibility that Egypt would witness a political uprising similar to that seen in Tunisia. Unlike the troubled North African country, he asserted, “We have freedom of expression here.”
“It seems that self-immolation is becoming the fashion in the Arab world," the minister added. "But I doubt that the Egyptians who did this really wanted to kill themselves."
“The Tunisian president might have improved the level of education in his country and other things,” Hosni said, “but he has suffocated the people.”
Translated from the Arabic Edition.