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Egyptian Salafi MP calls to prayer in parliament session, met with anger

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Salafi member of the Egyptian parliament was ordered to “stop
talking and remain quiet” by the Speaker after he loudly recited the
Azan, or the Muslim call to prayer, while ministers were in session on

Mamdouh Ismail surprised fellow MPs when he stood up from his bench,
calling out “God is great … Hasten to prayer,” a call usually made from
minarets of mosques.

He was met with angry remarks from Speaker of the People’s Assembly,
Saad al-Katany: “There is a mosque outside for you to go and recite the
Azan in and pray in if you want.

“This room is for discussion
only. You are not more religious than us nor are you more vigilant over
prayer than us,” Katany added.

Ismail received his comments with further protest, but the Speaker
retaliated with: “Do you n

Added: Feb-7-2012 Occurred On: Feb-7-2012
By: David Walters
Regional News, Other Middle East
Tags: egypt, salafist
Location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt (load item map)
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