The sentence of the year, so far, is from Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt responding to questions by Der Spiegel on brutal police force in his country:
I am not ashamed to admit that there is a civilizational gap between us and you. The police and people in Germany are civilized and have a sense of responsibility. German police are equipped with the latest capabilities and get the best training. And in your country, protesters would not use weapons in the middle of the demonstrations to target police.