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AFP
April 21, 2017
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Prestigious Muslim body ‘Al-Azhar’ condemns Paris attack

Prestigious Muslim body ‘Al-Azhar’ condemns Paris attack

CAIRO: The prestigious Egyptian Muslim institution Al-Azhar condemned on Friday a deadly Daesh group attack in Paris, describing it as "sinful" and un-Islamic.

A known extremist shot dead a French policeman and wounded two others on the world-famous Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday night, in an attack claimed by IS.

The gunman was shot dead as he tried to flee.

"Al-Azhar strongly condemns this sinful terrorist attack," the Cairo-based Sunni institution said in a statement.

"Al-Azhar affirms its categorical rejection of such terrorist acts that contradict Islamic teachings," it added.

Observers had feared bloodshed ahead of Sunday´s presidential election in France following a string of atrocities since 2015 and the violence is likely to thrust security to the front of voters´ minds.

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    Ahmad commented 7 months ago

    Terrorism of anykind is not permitted in any religion, terrorism comes from joblessness, hunger, injustice, disrespect to others.

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