Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 6, 2013, 10:25 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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The NSF leader and Dostour Party head said the fatwa issued by Mahmoud Shaaban, a professor of religious rhetoric at Al-Azhar University, was an attempt to incite violence.
“When such people incite killing in the name of religion without being arrested, we can kiss the regime goodbye,” tweeted ElBaradei. “How many crimes were committed against and in the name of Islam.”
Other religious groups have also called for the murder of protesters. Last week, Islamis groups Jihad Organization and Jama'a al-Islamiya said members of the elusive Black Bloc, a group of masked protesters that have not made their agenda clear, should also be killed.
“God orders us to kill, crucify or cut off the hands and feet of those who spread mischief on earth,” said Jama'a al-Islamiya's Mufti Abdel Akhar Hammad, citing a verse from the Quran. “The president must give that order."