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Tags: ML | Egypt

Egypt Minister Fired after Comments about Prophet Muhammad

Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:33 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government spokesman says the prime minister has fired the justice minister, two days after he said on TV he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime.

Cabinet spokesman Hossam Qawish tells The Associated Press Sunday that Ahmed el-Zind was "released from his position," without providing further details.

El-Zind said Friday in a television interview that he would put anyone who violates the law in prison, "even if he is the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him."

El-Zind quickly followed by saying "I ask God for forgiveness" for making the comment.

But that did not prevent a backlash by faithful Muslims as well as criticism on social media.

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Egypt's government spokesman says the prime minister has fired the justice minister, two days after he said on TV he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime.Cabinet spokesman Hossam Qawish tells The Associated Press Sunday that Ahmed el-Zind was...
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Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:33 PM
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