British Minister apologizes for assault on Egyptian Imam
British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Mallock Brown apologized and expressed regrets on Thursday during a telephone call to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit regarding the assault on an Egyptian Imam inside a London
An Egyptian spokesman said in a press release that Brown expressed his deep sorrow to Abul-Gheit on the tragic incident, adding that the British people respect all religions and beliefs on its land.
For his part, Abul-Gheit thanked the British Minister for his remarks, stressing at the same time the importance of following up the circumstance surrounding the incident.
The telephone call also highlighted a recommendation report prepared by the British House of Commons which focused on opening new channels between the British government and Egyptian Muslim brotherhood group.
Last Friday, Egyptian Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salamoni, a 58-year-old cleric, was moved to Western Eye Hospital, central London after he was being attacked barbarously by a man inside the Muslim Council of Britain west of London.
On Sunday, London's Metropolitan Police arrested Ryan Donegan, 40 years, under charge of perpetrating the attack.
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