Al-Azhar calls for 'crucifixion of ISIS terrorists'

Grand imam wants their hands and feet cut off

04 February, 16:46

    Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the sheik of al-Azhar. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the sheik of al-Azhar.

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - The grand imam of Al-Azhar, head of one of the main Islamic centers of religious instruction, has called for Islamic State (ISIS) members to be ''crucified'' and have their hands and feet cut off. In a statement from the Al-Azhar University discussing the recent burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the jihadist group, Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayyeb expressed his ''strong dismay at this cowardly act'', which ''requires the punishment mentioned in the Koran for these corrupt oppressors who fight against God and his prophet: killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs''. The imam called ISIS a ''Satanic terrorist organization'' and the killing of the Jordanian pilot an ''act of evil'' condemned by all religions. Tayyeb called on the ''international community to fight against this terrorist organization that perpetrates these barbaric acts that please neither God nor his messenger'', the Muslim prophet Mohammed. The imam conveyed his condolences to Jordan's king and people for the pilot's death. (ANSAmed).

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