"I am addressing the religious scholars and clerics. We must take a long, hard look at the current situation," he said. "It is inconceivable that the ideology we sanctify should make our entire nation a source of concern, danger, killing and destruction all over the world."
"I'm sure images of Peter in the cage in the court are not images Egypt really wants distributed around the world," he told reporters in Brisbane, according to Reuters. "And the publicity they're getting out of this I'm sure is not the publicity any country would want."