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Al-Azhar Condemns Nice’s ‘Hateful Terrorist Attack’

Al-Azhar Condemns Nice’s ‘Hateful Terrorist Attack’

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 16:15
Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb. Asharq Al-Awsat

The Grand Imam of Egypt's al-Azhar university, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, condemned the "hateful terrorist attack" in the French city of Nice on Thursday.

Such attacks contradict the teachings of Islam and all monotheistic religions, he said in a statement, calling for confronting all forms of violence, extremism and hatred.

He also warned against "violent and hate speech" in a reference to the display of images in France of the Prophet Mohammad.

On Wednesday, al-Tayeb called on the international community to criminalize "anti-Muslim" actions.

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