Top Egypt cleric urges disassociating Islam from attacks

Egypt's top Muslim cleric has both called for the disassociation of Islam from extremist attacks and for an end to anti-Muslim violence in Western countriesSheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, head of Egypt’s prestigious Islamic Al-Ahzar institution, also appealed for an end to anti-Muslim violence in Western countries, such as attacks on mosques. “Those who have burned Korans or houses of God (mosques) in the West should know that these acts are also terrorism by any standard,” Tayyeb said at a meeting of senior Muslim clerics.

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