DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - An Egyptian American in the Miami Valley said he is hopeful for Egypt's future and wants to see the country thrive.
"We want to live in peace, we do not like the way you are running the country," said Maher Amer about now former President Mohammed Morsi, and the sentiment he said of the millions of protestors.
"We don't like that you're opening Egypt's borders to Hamas to come in and out," he said.
Amer said he became a U.S. citizen in 2001. He is an engineering professor in the Miami Valley. He still has family and friends in Egypt, and said he wouldn't call the military's ousting of Morsi a coup.
"What the Egyptian people have done is a favor for all civilized societies, and what the Egyptian military force has done is a favor to the Egyptian people," said Amer. "They have done their job by protecting the land and protecting the people against a fascist, malicious who started and threatened to kill them."
"They want to live in peace," he continued, talking about Egyptians. "They want to develop their country. They want to have a healthy, useful and peaceful relationship with the rest of the world."
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