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Essam Yousef condemns Egypt mosque bombing

Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Essam Yousef (C) [File photo]
Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Essam Yousef (C) [File photo]

Dr. Essam Yousef, head of the Integrity Foundation for Humanitarian and Human Rights, has denounced the bombing of Al-Rawda Mosque in northern Sinai which killed more than 180 people and wounded dozens more.

In a press release issued today, Yousef said: “We unequivocally condemn the crime that was committed against the people who were supposedly safe in one of God’s mosques.”

He stressed that “there is absolutely no justification for the crimes of rogue terrorists. This is a crime which no mind, law, religion or human being can accept and which foolish cowards committed against a peaceful Muslim people.”

“We stand with Egypt and its people against the crimes of these extremists,” he stressed, adding that this is a cowardly, foolish and treacherous action against Egypt, Arabism and Islam.

Yousef wished Egypt stability, security and safety, and that these acts of terror end.

Read: UN approves Egypt resolution on combatting terrorism

One party benefits from such events, he explained, and wants confusion in the region to distract Egyptians and drain the army in Sinai.

“The crime of targeting Al-Rawda Mosque in Sinai is a cowardly act of terror that implies that these groups are linked with suspicious parties. The choice of place and time in carrying out this crime before the opening of the Rafah border crossing and after the end of the Cairo dialogues confirms these groups’ hostility against any Egyptian-Palestinian compromise and that they do not want Egypt to return to its leading Arab and international position.”

“This cowardly act will not discourage Egypt from playing its patriotic and national role, so that it can fight against the hands that mess with Egypt’s security and its citizens’ blood. Those worshipers’ blood would remain as stars that will illuminate the skies of Egypt and a curse on the face of these suspects and their agents.”

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  • Taliban/Isis

    Muslims need to understand there’s a religion war in this world which only bunch young innocent Muslims dies. Muslims need to come together as one to defend Islam if they are Muslim in heart.

  • Sultaan Maxamed Jaamaac

    Its the work of zionists entity bigots sycophants and savages of the worst calibre

  • mohammad_allam

    The time has come to station army personal from 42 International military alliance of Muslim nations into Sinai.This will save the people and will clean the area from terrorists.Egypt is now main target after Syria.The people of Egypt must forgive Al-SiSI and rallied unitedly against international conspiracy to destabilise major countries of Muslims about which Turkish president hinted.

  • ralph27

    Rothschild-Rockefeller Mafia Profiting from all. The New British Empire! Setting up all the pieces on the World Chessboard. We are all being played.

  • Ld_Elon_Postman_RoyalMale

    The smarter you get the more moves will be made, but, maybe General Sisi can be forgiven.

  • Sadly, until governments become truly secular, extremism will always be a problem in the Arab world and the Middle East.

    • News Nag

      Fully secular governments anywhere in the world are still completely in thrall to and subject to deep historical cultures and currents, including religious ones, that tend to pull them in one direction or another. Your idealism is welcome, but it must be tempered by realism, not impossible one-size-fits-all thinking. You might as well wish upon a star as make worthless, useless pronouncements such as you did.

    • Katan Wahab

      Its the secular countries that are bombing and terrorising indiscriminately without any moral or legal justification. .

      • But it wasn’t secularism that caused this bombing, though.

        • Katan Wahab

          Zionism is ultra Nationalism and Militarism …. pretty similar to the Naziz