Al-Azhar Condemns al-Rahi Statements on Christians in the East

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Grand imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb condemned on Saturday the position of Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Christians in the East.

“The Christians in the east are part of the national fabric in the states,” al-Tayeb said during a meeting with Lebanese Ambassador to Egypt Khaled Ziade.

He stressed that “there exists tolerance and coexistence between the two sides.”

Al-Rahi said that Syrian President Bashar Assad should be given the chance to introduce reform over his fear that the collapse of the regime would lead to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Syria, which could threaten Christians over there.

Comments 8
Default-user-icon knight templar (Guest) 8 years

well said sheikh & we really know that from above it will look like everyone have there hearts on the christians but let's look at Iraq the sheikhs there were daily condeming the terrorist acts that were being practiced on christians but did that help?? well no the thing is we will know whats underneath & that's what everybody is talking about

Default-user-icon Troy (Guest) 8 years

And how come every other day a coptic christian is dead ?

Default-user-icon Sigamondo (Guest) 8 years

How about this filthy Sunni crazy wash himself 25 times per day? 5 times apparently are not enough. I am not sure that washing 25 times will make much of a difference. But at least he can start and then we shall see.

Default-user-icon fuziyad (Guest) 8 years

Even this guy who is not known to be great intlectual and refereance of open mindness is centuries ahead bcahara el rai.....ya batral el jdid, u've been against this regime when it was strong and now that it's falling u support it ???
It's too late, the videos will circulate whatever u do....shame shame shame

Default-user-icon marie (Guest) 8 years

the usual shit from the muslim Arabs, no thanks just leave us alone

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 8 years

Where do you see condemnation in his words? enlighten me? because I see nothing that points to condemnation. In your effort to discredit the Patriarch, you are leaning towards losing your credibility. This is all we need, someone to condemn our Patriarch from Egypt, where Christians can't take Government posts, nor serve in its parliament. You must be joking with this idiotic article

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 8 years

Where do you see condemnation in his words? enlighten me? because I see nothing that points to condemnation. In your effort to discredit the Patriarch, you are leaning towards losing your credibility. This is all we need, someone to condemn our Patriarch from Egypt, where Christians can't take Government posts, nor serve in its parliament. You must be joking with this idiotic article

Thumb sasi 8 years

Our beloved batrak has opened the Pandora's box! We are a minority and we are emigrating because of these religious freaks in power. If they only pray to go our batrak and the beloved sheikh and quit meddling in politics and people's lives we would be in such a better shape in the middle east but what a bunch both of them and their followers. Ignorance rules!