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  • "As long as the basic constitutional, secular nature of the regime is preserved ... as I believe will probably be the case in Egypt and Tunisia, if people chose to pray or not pray that is entirely their business," he said.

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  • "Most people in the region want peaceful change and a constitutional democratic secular government," he said. "That's what the millions on the streets willing to take bullets have shown that they want."

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