Upper Egypt Salafists chant pro-Islam slogans

Ahram Online, Friday 29 Jul 2011

Tens of Salafists in Qena, Upper Egypt, chanted pro-Islam slogans and held banners and placards that ‎read anti-secularism sayings

Tens of Salafists in Qena chanted pro-Islam slogans and held banners and placards with anti-secularist statements in the mass protest that was staged after Friday’s prayers ‎today. ‎
Some of the Salafists held aloft copies of the Quran while chanting “Islamic, Islamic,” ‎which was also repeated quite frequently in Cairo and Alexandria (Egypt's first and second cities) where Islamists dominated the majority of other similar protests. ‎

There was an agreement among many political forces not to chant Islamic or partisan ‎slogans and call for unity. ‎

‎“Despite the fact that the Salafists, Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya and the Muslim Brotherhood agreed with us not to ‎chant religious slogans, the Salafists did not honour the agreement,” said Hesham Saied, ‎the Nasserists Party spokesman.

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