Scrolling news:

Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Egypt: Egyptian grand mufti condemns mob Shi’a Muslim killings

25th Jun 2013
Grand Mufti

(Photo: Ahram)

 

Ahram Online: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam strongly condemned the mob killing of four Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, an incident which has heighted fears of worsening sectarian frictions in Egypt.

Four Egyptian Shias were killed in a mob attack in the village of Zawyat Abu Musalam in Giza on Sunday.

An anti-Shia crowd gathered outside the house where a group of Shia Muslims were meeting. The violence, which included the murder of four Shia residents and the injuring of several others, was captured on video.

“Islam does not recognise such [violent] practices which contradict human nature,” Allam said on Monday.

The senior Sunni cleric stressed that bloodshed is highly prohibited in Islam and is deemed more serious a sin than the demolition of the Kaaba, the Muslims’ sacred building located in Mecca.

Recent restoration of ties with Shia Iran, and fallout from the Shia-Sunni conflict in Syria, sparked a debate over the potential “spread of Shiism in Egypt” particularly among Islamist groups.

One of those killed was a local Shia leader, Hassan Shehata, officials said.

Allam went on to explain that Islam prohibits the mutilation of the dead body. “Islam mandates treating the body as a living human, prohibiting beating and dragging of corpses.”

Allam warned against mounting sectarian friction in Egypt that has “sucked the country into a vortex of violence.”

There is no official statistics on the number of Shia Muslims in Egypt, but Shia figures sometimes claim up to a million Egyptian adherents.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/74846/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-grand-mufti-condemns-mob-Shia-killings.aspx

 

×

Comments are closed.

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more