Egypt ups protection of opposition leaders after death call

Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's premier Islamic institution, and Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group also condemned the fatwas.

Egypt ups protection of opposition leaders after death call

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's prime minister has condemned call for death by clerics calling for the killing of opposition leaders and says the government is considering legal action against them. The state news agency says Hesham Kandil warned on Thursday that such fatwas could lead to "sedition and disturbance."

In one edit, Mahmoud Shaaban said the Front's leadership is "setting Egypt on fire to gain power, and the verdict of God's law against them is death." Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's premier Islamic institution, and Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group also condemned the fatwas.

Egypt's interior minister on Thursday ordered extra security around opposition leaders Mohammed ElBaradei and Hamdeen Sabbahi after a religious edict calling for their deaths, a ministry spokesman said.

Mohammed Ibrahim issued the order to boost protection around the homes of leading dissident and former U.N. nuclear watchdog chief ElBaradei as well as former presidential candidate Sabbahi.

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