CAIRO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Naglaa Mahmoud, the wife of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, told supporters Thursday to remain defiant in the face of the military-backed government's threat to clear ongoing protests.
Addressing thousands of Morsi's supporters at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo's Nasr City, the former first lady said her husband is "coming back, God willing."
"We are victorious" and Egypt "is Islamic," she said on a makeshift stage wearing a long veil.
It was Naglaa Mahmoud's first appearance since her husband was deposed by the army on July 3. Thursday was also the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Morsi's children also have joined the protest in Nasr City and asked for the immediate release of their father.