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MB Leaders: The Problem Lies not With the Building of Churches but the Tyranny of the Egyptian Regime
MB Leaders: The Problem Lies not With the Building of Churches but the Tyranny of the Egyptian Regime
During a press conference held on the sidelines of a meeting with the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Mustafa El Fiqi, head of the foreign relations committee in the Shura Council (Upper House), has affirmed that the State is adopting a unifying law for organizing the building of churches.
Monday, January 24,2011 09:45
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During a press conference held on the sidelines of a meeting with the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Mustafa El Fiqi, head of the foreign relations committee in the Shura Council (Upper House), has affirmed that the State is adopting a unifying law for organizing the building of churches. He stressed the need to solve the problems in the present and the future, adding that the construction of churches is a major controversial issue that should be resolved with a one-sided unilateral decision taken by the State.
 
In comments to Ikhwanweb on Feki’s remarks, senior Brotherhood figures ascertained that the promulgation of a law is not problematic. Dr. Abd al-Rahman al-Barr, professor of Islamic doctrines and its sciences and member of the MB Executive Bureau, said he did not object to a law of building churches as stressing he said so to Al Masry Al Youm, however his statement had not been published. He also maintained that Islam does not prohibit the building of churches if there is necessity, as it is obvious that Islam allows others to practice their religions and build places of worship. He added that the crisis is not concerned with building churches, but in the absence of justice. He stressed that liberties and transparency are the solution to any problems experienced by any country.
 
Dr. Mohamed Fadl, a former member of the MB parliamentary bloc, agreed adding "The problem is not in the building of churches, but in the tyrant regimes that deprive the people of their right to express their opinions freely. The law on building new churches would not be fruitful as long as the Egyptian tyrannical regime tightens its grip on power."
 
Sobhi Saleh, a former member of the MB parliamentary bloc, also agreed stressing that everybody in Egypt should have the right to express his opinion freely and Muslims must overcome their plight concerning the construction of new mosques, especially since worshipers who go to Friday prayers perform their prayers in the streets, due to overcrowding and the lack of mosques.

 
tags: Churche / Mosques / Azhar / Mubarak / Mubarak Regime / Muslims / Copts / / Tayeb / Mustafa El Fiqi / Building of Churches / Muslims and Copts
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Wishy-washy? Garabed
How about making a clear stand? He would "not object to a law of building churches...He added that the crisis is not concerned with building churches, but in the absence of justice" Is he saying that not being able to build a church is not an absence of justice? Why not take a stand: does the MB stand in solidarity with the rights of Christians to build churches or not? Or does nothing matter except regime change? You have to be for something, not just against the regime if you want to build credibility.
Wednesday, January 26,2011 03:33
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