Wife of Egypt's ousted leader makes first appearance
CAIRO (AP) - The wife of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Mursi told thousands of his supporters on Thursday to remain defiant in the face of the military-backed government's threat to clear ongoing protests, promising her husband "is coming back, God willing."
Madam Naglaa Mahmoud made her first appearance since the July 3 military coup, which followed mass rallies demanding her husband's removal from office. He's been held by military authorities since then.
Wearing a flowing veil that covered most of her body, she spoke to the crowds gathered at a sit-in at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo's Nasr City suburb. She delivered what she described as "good news", saying Egypt is "Islamic."
"We are victorious," she told the crowd, saying protesters would overcome.