CAIRO– Al-Azhar has condemned a failed assassination attempt on Egypt's Interior Minister Ibrahim, describing attack as a "criminal and terrorist act"
CAIRO– Al-Azhar has condemned a failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s Interior Minister Ibrahim, describing attack as a “criminal and terrorist act”
Al-Azhar has condemned a failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, describing the attack as a “criminal and terrorist act.”
The attempt is “a criminal and terrorist act that is directed against Islam,” the prestigious religious authority said in a statement late Thursday.
The Interior Ministry has said that “terrorists” were involved in an assassination attempt on Ibrahim, describing the blast that struck his motorcade on Thursday morning as a possible “suicide” bombing.
The ministry said authorities were examining body parts found at the site following the explosion, which also destroyed the facades of several nearby buildings and a number of vehicles.
Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, said the attack “will make the Egyptian people more united against such crimes.”
“Past experiences prove that criminal and terrorist acts in past decades had been futile and will not meet with success,” the Cairo-based body said.