Egypt's Muslim Authorities Disown Fatwas on Killing Jews

[AFP/Yahoo] Alain Navarro - Egypt's Muslim authorities have stepped in to keep a wave of anti-Semitic sentiment from getting out of control, disowning an edict by a firebrand cleric calling for Israeli Jews to be killed. Speaking on the religious satellite network Al-Nas, Cairo imam Safwat al-Higazi issued an edict calling on worshippers to kill "any Zionist anywhere in wartime." Higazi later limited the edict to Israeli Jews, whom he said were all reservists in the army and therefore legitimate targets. "I myself am ready to slash the throat of any Israeli I meet," he told the Sawt al-Umma newspaper.

2006-08-24 01:00:00

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