World Bulletin/News Desk
The Egyptian government on Monday revoked the citizenship of a Palestinian Salafist leader – who also carries Egyptian nationality – for alleged links to "foreign entities" that "seek to undermine the social and economic order of the state."
According to Egypt's official gazette, which publishes official government decrees, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab decided to revoke the citizenship of Mohamed Salman Abu Jameh for "living abroad and having links to foreign entities that seek to undermine the social and economic order of the state."
Abu Jameh, head of the so-called Palestinian Salafist Scholars Association, is the third individual to have his Egyptian citizenship revoked since President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi assumed power in June.
"This is the prerogative of the concerned authorities. If they believe that I am associated with a foreign entity that seeks to undermine the social and economic order of the state, then that's their opinion," Abu Jameh told The Anadolu Agency.
"I visited Egypt less than one year ago. I support everything that could benefit the people, far from political parties or factions," he added.
Abu Jameh worked as a chaplain for the Palestinian Authority's security service for 11 years from 1994. From 2005 to 2009, he served as commissioner-general of religious guidance for all the authority's security and police departments, according to his Facebook page.
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