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Egypt's top Muslim cleric denounces 'hideous' Paris attacks

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Nov 2015
Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb
Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, Egyptian Imam of al-Azhar Mosque (Photo: Reuters)
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The head of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of Sunni Islamic learning, denounced as "hideous" and "hateful" the Friday attacks in Paris that killed more than 128 people, urging the international community to work towards combating terrorism.

"We condemn this hateful incident," the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, told a conference on combating "extremist thought" in the Egyptian city of Luxor on Saturday.

He slammed the attacks, which French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday were organised by ISIS, as devoid of "any "religion and humanity."

"The time has come for the world to cooperate to confront this frantic monster," El-Tayyeb said.

President Hollande declared a national state of emergency across France on the back of Friday's coordinated shootings and bombings in Paris,  while vowing to wage a "merciless" fight against terrorism.

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Farhan
15-11-2015 12:05am
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He never denounced massacre of 5000 Muslims in Raba
Looks like Muslim blood has no value for him or Sisi.
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Kamila
14-11-2015 11:45pm
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This guy is not sreight
This cleric do not have right to denounce any thing he was involed Rabaa al adavia blooshed he is only out look muslim not by heart
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Al
14-11-2015 05:09pm
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Don't stop there
If you want be credible; denounce ISIS, denounce Wahhabi terrorism, denounce Saudi's incubation of all these terrorists,
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