5 February 2013

Egypt: Salafist Call Rejects Iranian President's Visit to Mosques, Tahrir Square

Egypt's Salafist Call on Tuesday expressed its fear that the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Egypt may go beyond its declared purposes.

In response to media reports that Ahmadinejad will tour several mosques, the Salafi Call said that the visit should not be to mosques that Shiite claim represent them, a statement for the call on the "Salaf Voice" website reported.

Egypt must deal with Iran's president as the biggest Sunni country, the call said, adding that Egypt must not forget its commitment to protect all Sunni countries from political, cultural, and military invasion.

Ahmadinejad is currently on a visit to Egypt to attend the Islamic Summit conference held in Cairo.

The conference which takes place over the period of two days will start Wednesday 6 February.

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.