15 September 2012

Egypt: Al-Azhar Imam Urges UN to Issue Law Banning Insulting Symbols of Islam

Photo: Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua
Egyptian protestors confront riot police in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyeb in a statement to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Saturday 15/9/2012 stressed the need of a UN resolution to prohibit insulting symbols and sanctities of Islam by some fools and misguided, who do not know the value of social peace among peoples and agitate seditions among them.

Dr. Tayyeb called for punishing those who committed such heinous acts and insulted Prophet Muhammad of Islam.

Tayyeb also urged Ban Ki-moon to work for the adoption of this resolution thus criminalizing insulting symbols of Islam and other religions in order to avoid repetition of such acts in the future.

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