Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Tawfiq Okasha, the owner of Al-Faraeen TV, which aired on November 13, 2011:
Tawfiq Okasha: There is no such thing as a "Sudanese." I, Tawfiq Okasha, do not recognize the state of Sudan. There you go. I've said it live on TV. I do not recognize the state of Sudan. I do not recognize the Sudanese president or the Sudanese regime. Full stop!
This is "the country that split away from Egypt." I say to the people in Sudan that the right thing to do next is to reunite South Egypt [i.e. Sudan] with North Egypt. If you are patriotic, South Egypt should return to North Egypt. There should be a federal regime. There are many such regimes, made up of various provinces.
I have a comprehensive vision on this. To anyone who asks me about my platform for the presidency, I say that this is one of the foundations of my plan: restoring South Egypt to North Egypt.
The state of South Sudan caused some trouble, so Al-Bashir sent his army to check things out. What did the UN have to say about this? That the actions of the Sudanese army constituted international war crimes, because it violated the sovereignty of another independent state. That was yesterday.
I swear by the Prophet Muhammad – you freemasons, you Jews, you deceivers! You freemasons! Oh, you freemasons! I am ready for you, you freemasons!