"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
- Omar Ahmad
Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
“Egypt is not like other countries. What might apply to it might not apply to other states. Egypt is keen on being an active member in the international community, which is why it signs UN international conventions, but this does not require it to comply with them literally.”
- Atef Makhalif
Undersecretary of the Egyptian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee
"I think it's unacceptable to host a WOMEN'S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens... I will not wear a hijab and support women's oppression. Even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career."