World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian official has called for the dismissal of 230 Muslim preachers accused of using mosques in Egypt's Nile Delta Gharbiya province to mobilize support for ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi.
Mohamed Yunis, a senior official at Egypt's Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Ministry, said he had requested that the preachers in question be kept away from the pulpit.
The preachers have already been questioned regarding accusations that they had "used mosque pulpits to campaign for the Muslim Brotherhood [the group from which Morsi hails] and call for pro-Morsi demonstrations," Yunis said.
He added that 22 of the preachers had since been arrested "for using the pulpit to support the Brotherhood and for joining pro-Morsi protests."
"The ministry has repeatedly warned against using mosques for political mobilization," Yunis said.Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 11:36