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Salafist preacher Borhamy questioned over Christianity insult

Yasser Borhamy is accused of saying those who believe Jesus was crucified are blasphemers

Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Aug 2014
Yasser Borhamy
Yasser Borhamy, the leader of the Salafist Call (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Salafist preacher and godfather of the Nour party Yasser Borhamy has been summoned by the prosecution over accusations he insulted Christianity.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the complaint was filed by lawyer Naguib Gibrael. He accused Borhamy of insulting Christianity for describing Easter as "one of the most infidel Christian holidays" on a satellite television show.

Borhamy also said those who believe Jesus was crucified are blasphemers and misguided.

This is not the first time that Borhamy has made such remarks.

In 2011 he said that "that Jews and Christians are infidels, but they do have rights that Allah has given them."

He also stirred controversy in 2012 when he reportedly issued a religious edict saying that a Muslim taxi or microbus driver should not pick up a priest if the latter was on his way to church.

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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
17-08-2014 10:45pm
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Egypt...
UGLY FACE...UGLY HEART...UGLY BRAIN
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Allen
17-08-2014 08:35pm
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If Christians are infidels
Then why that has not stopped his ilk from crawling to Christian countries in droves uninvited .
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Suzan Iskandarani
18-08-2014 12:37am
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Allen doctrinal falsehood is not whitewashed by economic prosperity
If you think Christianity is correct because Europe and America are prosperous, then the Buddist faith should also be correct. Jesus never claimed to be god, you people follow the Church, not Jesus.
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Tammy
17-08-2014 06:29pm
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No Respect
This man & people just like him have no respect for other beliefs or religions & enjoy calling others "infidels", but yet they expect everyone to have respect for their beliefs & religion...Who made them God? Who gave them the right to say if any belief or religion is against Gods word? Who gave them the right to say their religion is "the only right one"? Who gave them the right to judge other peoples beliefs?? Why should anyone show any respect for them or their beliefs?? They are so quick to name call & condemn people with differing ideals, beliefs & religions & say it is in the name of their religion & their God..WHO GAVE THEM THAT RIGHT?? Respect is something earned & they deserve NONE!!! IF YOU CAN'T RESPECT OTHERS THEN DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO RESPECT YOU!!! GOD IS THE FINAL JUDGE, NOT YOU!!
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aboujafar
18-08-2014 08:42am
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The Salafis are a problem to Muslims, too
Tammy, neither this man nor the Salafi cult represent real Islam. The Salafists are a nuissance to everyone, everywhere.
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Sam Enslow
17-08-2014 06:23pm
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blasphemy to whom
The belief that Jesus was crucified is a Christian belief. This belief would be blasphemy to a Muslim as would the entire Easter event. Different religions have different beliefs and dogmas. These differences must be respected. Copts do not agree with Roman Catholics, and Sufi do not agree with Salafi. In the end God will judge. Sectarian hatreds are tearing the Middle East apart. This clerics comments while true to his beliefs only inflame these hatreds. Hate is not a part of any religion. Before charging someone with 'insulting' should not the 'insulted' religion's chief institution, al-Azar or the Coptic church, issue a ruling that they have indeed been insulted - or should anyone be able to charge someone who says something that they find insulting? I hope for the day when the clerics of all faiths work in the villages and cities to end sectarian hatreds. People of different faiths should be able to live and work together to solve common problems.
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expat
17-08-2014 09:44pm
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what is this? a little ganya speking talk?
i never heard about a copt to tell,that the roman pope should be behaeded for his "wrong" believes..but i heard a lot of telling,that christians in general are not equal to the decendands of the prophet and should pay shizya etc..and what that strange hate society brings up in its pure essence,you can witness,if you like,in syria and iraq today every minute,after your hero pc government "befreed" iraq to the headshoppers...and where are your wise word on those victims of the true faith?...i am getting sick on political correct nonsense coming out of britain,your own prime minister is sick of fear of his homegrown salafeen community..YOU earn,what you sawed in europe
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