Egyptian PM condemns fatwas calling for death of opposition leaders
Johannesburg: Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil has condemned religious edicts by hardline Islamic clerics calling for the killing of Opposition leaders.
According to the state-run media, Kandil said that the government is considering legal action against such clerics.
Kandil also warned that such fatwas could lead to ‘sedition and disturbance’, News24 reports.
The statement comes a day after Egypt`s most prominent opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the National Salvation Front, criticised the government`s silence over the edicts.
A security official says ElBaradei`s home has been put under observation for his protection.
In one edit, ultraconservative cleric Mahmoud Shaaban said the Front`s leadership is "setting Egypt on fire to gain power, and the verdict of God`s law against them is death”, the report said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report
- Rameswaram waits to give final salute to Dr Abdul Kalam
- DNA analysis of Yakub Memon's final moments in Nagpur Jail
- SC order on Yakub Memon huge disappointment, setback: Owaisi
- Last rites of Gurdaspur attack martyr Baljit Singh in Kapurthala
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram; PM Modi to attend
- Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail: As it happened
- Has President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy plea?
- SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
- 2 NDA, 4 UPA leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim before 26/11: Report