Al-Azhar calls on int’l community to criminalize ‘anti-Muslim’ actions

CAIRO: The Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar on Wednesday called on the international community to criminalize “anti-Muslim” actions.

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, who sits at the head of the thousand-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning, also said that Al-Azhar strongly rejects the use of anti-Muslim sentiment to rally votes in elections.

Egypt says freedom

of expression 'stops'

when Muslims offended

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people.

“We also have rights. We have the right for our feelings not to be hurt and for our values not to be hurt,” he said during an address to commemorate the Prophet Mohammad’s (pbuh) birthday.

“And if some have the freedom to express what is in their thoughts I imagine that this stops when it comes to offending the feelings of more than 1.5 billion people,” he added in televised remarks. - Reuters