BREAKING NEWS: Salafis Arrested for Demolishing Sufi Shrines

Salifies Arrested

AbdElhakam ElGendy
Ahmed el-Beheri
Thursday March 31,2011

By : ISRA World Nexus

Source: A Masry Al Yawm

Security forces have arrested two Salafis suspected of demolishing the shrines of revered Sufi figures in the Delta city of Qualiub.

A group of Salafis on Wednesday demolished five shrines in the city, claiming that visiting shrines was an act of apostasy and against Islam. They also clashed with residents of the city who rushed to protect the shrines.

The Islamic Research Academy on Thursday denounced the Salafis for demolishing the shrines and called the destruction a “criminal” act.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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