Awqaf Ministry – Deterrent Penalties Against Abnormal Fatwas

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced the formation of a committee of controls and values to consider taking deterrent penalties against those who stir up sedition and disorder through abnormal Fatwas and against those who are not committed to the moderate teachings of Al-Azhar.

During his visit to Assiut leading a convoy of scholars from Al-Azhar and Awqaf Ministry, the Minister stressed that Islam prohibits blood shedding and pays due attention to the protection of values, ethics and faith.

Gomaa lauded national unity between Muslims and Christians in Assiut. He said these positive feelings should be transformed into action while giving the youths special focus.

During the visit, Minister Gomaa met with Assiut Governor Ibrahim Hamad, representatives of the Egyptian churches in the governorate and a number of preachers there.

Source : Egypt State Information Service