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Egypt’s top imam disavows terrorists

Cleric says those who killed dozens of innocents have no justification. Egypt’s top Islamic cleric delivered a fierce sermon against terrorism Friday at the main mosque in Sharm el-Sheik, the Red Sea resort struck in deadly bombings a week ago. After the unflagging bloodshed in Iraq and this month’s London bombings, the Sharm attack has deepened what has been a growing debate in the Muslim world over how Islam should deal with terrorists who act in its name. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, grand imam of Al-Azhar — one of the Sunni world’s most prestigious institutions — delivered the sermon at Friday prayers in Sharm el-Sheik’s “Peace Mosque,” packed with hundreds of worshippers still reeling from the July 23 bombings, which killed scores of Egyptians and foreign tourists. Full Story

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