Mubarak vows 'end to violence'

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The Independent Online
CAIRO (Reuter) - Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian President, vowed yesterday to eradicate fundamentalist violence, saying Islamic 'extremism is threatening all aspects of life in Egypt'.

'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.