Religious minister closes 1,000 mosques in Egypt's Alexandria

The director of Alexandria's mosques has been given 72 hours in which to implement the closure order.

Religious minister closes 1,000 mosques in Egypt's Alexandria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments (Waqf) has ordered the closure of 1,000 mosques in Alexandria.

The order from Minister Mohammed Mokhtar Juma affects mosques of 80 square metres or less in size and has angered many worshippers in the city, reported the Middle East Monitor.

The director of Alexandria's mosques, Sheikh Al-Ansari Saad Amara, has been given 72 hours in which to implement the closure order. People in the city denounced the closures, claiming that "tomorrow, Egypt will be a country without mosques".

 

Last Mod: 10 Ekim 2013, 16:11
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