12 December 2012

Egypt: Awqaf - Mosques Not for Political Practices

The Ministry of Awqaf urged on Tuesday 11/12/2012 all Egyptians to take part in the referendum on the draft constitution, set for Saturday 15/12/2012, describing the participation as a national and religious duty.

At a press conference, Ministry Undersecretary Gamal Abdel Sattar underlined that voting is a testimony that should be undertaken, stressing at the same time that it has nothing to do with being sent to paradise in the hereafter in case of voting "yes" or going to hell in case of voting "no".

The ministry, meanwhile, rejected using mosques for political orientation.

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