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Police blocks Egyptian Shias from celebrating Ashura in Hussein mosque
Egyptian Shias were barred Saturday from entering Al-Hussein Mosque to celebrate Ashura as Salafists and Al-Azhar oppose equal religious' practice rights to non-Sunnis
Ahram Online, Saturday 24 Nov 2012
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Egypt's police barred a number of Muslim Shias from entering Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo to celebrate Satruday the holiday of Ashura.

On Ashura, Shia Muslims commemorate the killing of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

The decision to ban Shias from Al-Hussein Mosque reportedly came after a number Salafist Youth and a number of Sunni movements filed a complaint requesting that Shias be blocked from entering the mosque Saturday.

Meanwhile, Al-Azhar issued a statement warning against staging any celebrations in the mosque, saying that Ashura would only be celebrated through fasting and praying, adding that Egypt and Sunnis refuse any form of "heresy that will only cause sectarian conflict."
 





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syed kazmi
28-11-2012 06:17pm
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ashora
This is very sad insalla with help of imam -zamana egypian shis will celebrate Ashora soon.
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Mohamed
26-11-2012 08:14pm
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Barberic Action by the police
We had been supporting the cause of the oppressed people in the Middle East and Palestinians in particular but the action taken by the authorities has re-inforced the fact that we are supporting "SNAKES". I had expected the Muslim Brotherhood to take such action but gave them a benefit of doubt. Be rest assured that henceforth we will not only stop supporting you but ensure the whole world knows of your primitive and barberic acts -
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Daniella
25-11-2012 09:06am
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freedom of religion
the good way to avoid sectarian conflict is as a government to protect freedom of religion and to protect minorities to celebrate their holy feasts. The government should give an example of tolerance instead of forbidding celebrations. This shows where the real problem is in this country: agression towards EACHOTHER no love, nor respect. Just talking about religion, the heart not involved at all.
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