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Top Egyptian Islamic cleric condemns violence against Christians

Catholic World News - March 10, 2011

The head of Cairo’s Al Azhar University has condemned the attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, saying that the violence is a “distortion of Islam.”

Sheikh Ahmad al Tayyib urged Muslims to help with the reconstruction of a Coptic church that was destroyed by arson, and denounced assaults on Christian demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The Al Azhar University is regarded as the leading voice of Islam in Egypt.

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