News

Egypt’s Justice Minister Forced to Resign Following ‘Blasphemous’ Comments

Egypt’s Justice Minister Forced to Resign Following ‘Blasphemous’ Comments

zend

Egyptian Justice Minister Ahmed El Zend was “forced to resign” by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, due to “blasphemous” comments El Zend made during a televised interview about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

According to a statement from the cabinet, El Zend was “relieved of his responsibility” after he was fiercely criticized for his Friday statement that he would send Prophet Muhammad to jail, claiming that “anybody who does something wrong will be held accountable.”

State-owned Al Ahram reported that El Zend did not immediately abide by the Prime Minister’s command. Others have reported that the resignation was called for by the president.

El Zend’s forced resignation mirrors that of his predecessor Mahfouz Saber, who was also “relieved of his responsibility” following his controversial remarks that the “sons of garbage collectors cannot become judges.”

Explosion Hits Turkish Capital Ankara Leaving Many Dead, Injured
At Least 2100 Killed in Egypt's North Sinai in 2015

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Cleans and Removes Slums Near Oldest Jewish Cemetries

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2019

Port Said Stadium Chosen Among AFCON 2019 Venues

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2019

Egypt’s Sisi Makes ‘First Step’ in Recognizing Armenian Genocide: ANCE

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2019

Uber Egypt Will Start Paying Value-Added Tax to Appease White Taxi Drivers

Nour EltiganiFebruary 19, 2019

Explosion Behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Photojournalist Shawkan’s Release Procedures Supposedly Underway

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Apple and Google Urged to Remove Saudi App ‘Absher’ for Tracking Women

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Egyptian Parliament Member Encourages Egyptian Students in Sudan to Come Back Home

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.