Preacher opens fire at Morsi opponents

Preacher opens fire at Morsi opponents
Sat Aug 10, 2013 13:46:52

An Egyptian preacher has opened fire at opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in a village near northern Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate.

Al-Wafd daily reported that the mosque preacher responded to the protest of people who ruled out his pro-Morsi sermon, with live bullets in Diminkah village.

According to the report, the preacher described all opponents of Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi as atheist; therefore, prayers disputed his remarks.

Following the protest, the preacher went to his brother’s house near the mosque to get back his gun and opened fire at anti-Morsi villagers.

The incident has left one wounded who is the preacher’s nephew. The injured was transferred immediately to nearby hospital for treatment.

The villagers also urged the preacher’s resignation of his post.

On July 3, the head of Egypt’s Army Chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi anounced that president Morsi was no longer in power. Al-Sisi also dissolved the Egyptian constitution.

The Chief Justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, was sworn in as interim president on July 4.

Since then, Egypt has been the scene of rival rallies and clashes between thousands of the supporters and opponents of Morsi.


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