Egypt Grand Mufti attacked during sermon

Ahram Online, Friday 7 Oct 2011

Ali Gomaa responds to accusations of being a 'hypocrite' by invoking Quranic condemnation of those who 'incite strife'

Ali Gomaa
Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa was heckled by a member of the audience as he delivered his sermon during Friday prayers in Port Said’s Al-Rahma Mosque.

The heckler, identified as one Ali El-Hegimy, called Gomaa a “hypocrite” and an “ex-regime loyalist.”

El-Hegimy was quickly surrounded by others in the mosque and was forced to leave. Gomaa continued his sermon, adding that those who “incite strife” are condemned according to the Quran and that the prophet had warned of such people.

Gomaa is in Port Said to oversee the expansions made to Al-Rahma Mosque. 

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