News

Egypt’s Top Islamic Authority Condemns Nice Terror Attack as ‘Un-Islamic’ and ‘Vile’

Egypt’s Top Islamic Authority Condemns Nice Terror Attack as ‘Un-Islamic’ and ‘Vile’

Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS
Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

Al-Azhar, the top Sunni Islamic authority, condemned on Friday the Nice truck terror attack that left 84 people dead and many more injured.

In statements released following the attacks, Grand Mufti Shawki Allam described the attacker as an extremist who “follows in the footsteps of the devil.”

“Islam never called for shedding blood,” said Allam, adding that people who commit such “ugly crimes” are “corrupt of the earth” and would be “cursed in this life and in the hereafter”.

Meanwhile, in a statement released by Al-Azhar itself, the top Islamic institution called for unity to combat the “vile terrorist attacks that contradict Islamic teachings”.

In a similar vein, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi condemned the attacks as “cowardly” and called for a comprehensive plan to combat terrorism across the globe. The President called French President Francois Hollande to express his sincere condolences.

The Nice attack, described by the French President as a terror attack, occurred while thousands had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day.

Military Coup Attempt in Turkey Underway
'Stop There's a Girl under the Truck!' Egyptian Witness on Nice Terror Attack

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Extends Condolences and Solidarity to Turkey, Syria

Amina Abdel-Halim6 February 2023

1,300+ Dead in Turkey, Syria After Deadly Earthquake

Egyptian Streets6 February 2023

The Talgo Makes its First Trip Across Egypt

Mona Abdou6 February 2023

Egypt’s Al-Ahly to Face Spanish Giants Real Madrid in FIFA Club World Cup Semi-Finals

Amina Zaineldine5 February 2023

World Youth Forum Redirects 5th Edition Budget to Development Initiatives

Farah Rafik5 February 2023

Sudan and Israel to Revive “Full Diplomatic Ties” in Normalisation Agreement

Mona Abdou3 February 2023

Cairo Charity Hospital Catches Fire, Kills 3 and Injures 32

Mona Abdou2 February 2023

4 Egyptian Restaurants Make it to MENA’s Top 50

Mona Abdou1 February 2023