Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Salafi lawyer Muntassir Al-Zayat, which aired on Al-Nahar TV on July 28, 2012.
Interviewer: Do you agree that a Malaysian Muslim is better than an Egyptian Christian – or, at least, closer [to you]?
Muntassir Al-Zayat: With regard to relations – yes, of course I agree.
Interviewer: You do?
Muntassir Al-Zayat: Yes, of course. Brotherly relations in Islam are universal.
Interviewer: But what about your common citizenship?
Muntassir Al-Zayat: There is no contradiction.