Egyptian Mufti Calls for Boycott Against Israel
Egypt's mufti Sheikh Nasr Farid Wasel called Monday on Arab and Muslim nations to boycott Israel, which "does not want peace," the state news agency MENA said.
The mufti, who issues religious decrees, said a boycott was "the strongest weapon" against the Jewish state.
"Israel does not want peace and its interests are only achieved through war," Sheikh Wasel said.
"The state of passivity Arabs and Muslims are living in has made the Jews capable of these practices: killing innocents, displacing thousands of Palestinians and treating Islam's holy sites with derision," the mufti told a seminar organized at Al-Nur mosque in the north of Cairo.
Sheikh Wasel said that all countries that take Israel's side "hold inner evil and are not beholden to any moral or legal rule -- just their own interests."
The mufti called not supporting the Palestinians "a crime against religion, the fatherland and morality" -- CAIRO (AFP)
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