22 February 2013

Egypt: Mufti Did Not Issue Death Fatwa Against President Opponents

Special Advisor to Egypt's Grand Mufti Dr. Ibrahim Negm denied on Thursday 21/2/2013 that Egypt's Mufti Dr. Ali Gomaa issued a fatwa (religious edict) allowing the killing of those who oppose the president as claimed by a preacher and owner of a religious TV channel.

"Those statements attributed to Gomaa are absolutely groundless", Negm said in a statement.

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