Salafist preacher Borhamy questioned over Christianity insult

Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Aug 2014

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

Yasser Borhamy
Yasser Borhamy, the leader of the Salafist Call (Photo: Al-Ahram)

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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