Egypt

Justice Minister sacked for blasphemous remarks


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Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has dismissed Minister of Justice Ahmed al-Zind after he made a blasphemous statement.

When asked in a TV interview about his policies on imprisonment he said that he would imprison anyone “Even if it’s a prophet, God’s peace and blessings be upon him.” The remarks went viral and the Justice Minister attempted to apologise for the remarks but the outrage forced a rapid response from the government.

The previous Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber was forced to resign in May last year after he inferred that the sons of garbage collectors were not brought up in a suitable environment to be Judges.

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