Egyptian MP and TV host Sa'id Hassassin responded to the December 11 bomb attack on the Coptic church in Cairo by saying: "It's highly unlikely that three or four ordinary terrorists decided to go and carry out a bombing... This is a job by organizations, by intelligence agencies, striving to bring Egypt down." Speaking on the Egyptian Assema TV,Hassassin, expressing his horror at the crime, said: "I don't think even the Jews ever do such things."
Sa'id Hassassin: "I really don't know how to describe the hearts of these people. I wouldn't be able to explain to you or tell you what these people are like. How do their hearts let them bomb a church, in which people were only praying? These people did nothing but go from their homes to the church, in order to pray, and nothing else. A woman took her husband and children (to Church), and suddenly, that was it. The woman, her children, and her husband are all dead. Another man lost his wife and his son... All because a certain pasha, an infidel, I don't know what else to say... A Jew... I don't think even the Jews ever do such things. I don't know what he was thinking. How did this idea enter his mind? Why did he do this? For whose benefit? I think that there is a very good chance that this crime, this very difficult incident, was not perpetrated by people from inside Egypt. I believe that it wasn't. This is the job of the intelligence agencies of certain countries. These agencies planned it and studied exactly when our Christian brothers pray, on what day to do it, how to bring in the explosives, and how to detonate them. This is not the work of three or four people. No way! It's highly unlikely that three or four ordinary terrorists decided to go and carry out a bombing. I don't think so. I really don't think so. This is a job by organizations, by intelligence agencies, striving to bring Egypt down."