Saturday, May 7, 2011

More than 3,000 mourn Salafi Bin Laden in Cairo

Cairo .- More than 3,000 Salafis today launched a demonstration in Cairo to protest the death of the leader of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and target the U.S. embassy in the Egyptian capital, security sources said . The sources told Efe that Salafist groups left after the noon prayer in the mosque of al-Nur, one of the largest in Cairo and other members of this current will join the march, which targets the U.S.

embassy. "Osama bin Laden is a martyr", "What falling U.S. agents," We are all Bin Laden "," We sacrifice our blood and souls for you, martyr, "are among the slogans chanted. Bin Laden was eliminated last Monday in Pakistan by U.S. commandos, and his death has been confirmed today in a statement by Al Qaeda.

The Salafists, who follow a rigorous and radical interpretation of Sunni Islam, are gaining momentum in Egypt, after many of them were released after the revolution which saw the fall of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. In addition, the security sources commented that hundreds of Coptic (Egyptian Orthodox Christians) demonstrated peacefully inside the cathedral, near the Al Nur, fearing any attack on the temple of the Salafists.

Now feared manifestations of these groups for Camilia Shehata, a converted Christian supposed to Islam, which according to the Salafis remain sequestered by the Coptic Church. However, this morning denied that the Salafists were to take to the streets in protest over the issue.

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