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Al-Azhar Grand Imam meets with Coptic mutiliation victim

Coptic teacher whose ear was cut off by extremists offered free treatment at Al-Azhar's hospital

Ahram Online, Sunday 27 Mar 2011
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Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb met today with Ayman Mitri, a Coptic landlord who was mutilated in Qena.

Mitri, a school teacher, was allegedly attacked on 20 March, by a group of Salafists who accused him of supporting a prostitution ring. They cut his ear off. El-Tayeb warned that such incidents could turn into a sectarian crisis in Egypt. The Grand Imam also said that Mitri will receive treatment in Al Azhar’s Sayed Gamal Hospital, where he will undergo plastic surgery on his ear.

El-Tayeb also said that this initiative is part of the “Family House” project launched following the attack on the Two Saints Church on New Year’s Eve in an attempt to find solutions to sectarian and communal tension.

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