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Egyptian minister fired for comments he made about Prophet Mohammed

Egypt’s Justice Minister, Ahmed el-Zind, has been fired by the Prime Minister, Sunday saying that he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime.

Ahmed el-Zind reportedly said in a TV interview that he would jail anyone who violates the law, “even if he is the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him.”

The former appeals court judge was criticized after making the comments. He issued an apology Saturday and stated in it that “I ask God for forgiveness” for making the comment”.

But the apology did not prevent backlash from Muslims and on social media.

Egypt cabinet spokesman, Hossam Qawish, said the minister “released from his position”. Meanwhile, it is still unclear who replaced El-Zind.

 

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