Islam`s Al-Azhar slams Egyptian Copts` `barbaric` killing

Sunni Islam`s top body, Al-Azhar, on Sunday condemned the "barbaric" beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya shown by the Islamic State group in a video posted online.

AFP| Updated: Feb 16, 2015, 05:00 AM IST

Cairo: Sunni Islam`s top body, Al-Azhar, on Sunday condemned the "barbaric" beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya shown by the Islamic State group in a video posted online.

"Al-Azhar received the news of the execution of a group of innocent Egyptians with great sorrow and grief," Al-Azhar said in a statement.

"Al-Azhar stresses that such barbaric action has nothing to do with any religion or human values."