Islamic leader condemns Egyptian bombing
Published Monday, January 3, 2011 4:37PM MST
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada has come out strongly against a suicide bomb attack in Egypt.
Imam Syed Soharwardy calls the action cowardly, saying it violates Muslim principles.
Saturday's bombing in Alexandria is disturbing to Canadian Muslims, who worry the killing of 21 people could further erode the tenuous relationship between religions in Egypt.
"Those people who are using Islam to justify violence and hate against Christians and Jews and people of other faiths, they are absolutely wrong and they should be condemned" says Soharwardy.
Since the bombing, Coptic churches in Europe have reported receiving threats, and riots have broken out in Egypt as both Muslim and Christians take to the streets in protest.
At St.Minas church a week of Christmas celebrations is now dedicatd to mourning and prayers.