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Egypt’s leading Muslim cleric condemns killing of Christians

February 23, 2015

The grand mufti of Egypt, Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, has strongly condemned the murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by Islamic State militants, according to regional news reports.

Stating that “the assassins deserve Allah’s curse,” Allam said that “the blood of our Christian children and brothers is the same blood as that of Muslims … which belongs to the Egyptian nation.”


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  • Posted by: Leopardi - Feb. 23, 2015 6:39 PM ET USA

    These comments are all well and good, but what does the Quran say about killing infidels that refuse to renounce their faith in favor of Islam? Not so reassuring, is it?