CAIRO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Tuesday of the attempt of some forces to turn the political conflict into a religious one.
Al-Sisi asked the army to pay attention to the misleading attempts to mix politics with religion to provoke a war against Islam at a seminar held on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary for the Egyptian military's victory over Israel on Oct. 6 1973, according to the military spokesman, Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali.
The defense minister who led the overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi in July denounced those attempts and calls that aim to discredit the army and break the security institutions.
He offered the people in Sinai an apology for all the unintended damages during the military operations against terrorists and stressed they will be compensated.
Several parties called on Egyptians to go to streets on Oct. 6 to share with the army its celebrations, however, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Morsi called for "anti-coup" demonstrations against the army leaders and the interim government.