'The confrontation must be comprehensive and collective,' Mr Mubarak said in a Police Day speech. 'We must chase all traces of (terrorism) inside and outside (Egypt) and exterminate sedition in its cradle . . . in order to preserve our present . . . our future and our rights for a safe and dignified life,' he added.
'The danger of extremism is threatening all aspects of life in Egypt,' he said. A 'miserable fate' awaited what the President called a small minority that had given itself the right to destabilise the security and stability of the majority.