Sunni Religious Authority Al Azhar calls for killing, crucifixion & chopping off the limbs of barbaric ISIS terrorists

Cairo (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Egypt’s al Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s foremost religious authority, called for the “Killing, crucifixion and chopping of the limbs” of Islamic State (IS) terrorists who burnt alive Jordanian pilot Moaz al Kasabeh, probably in Syria.

This death of the young Jordanian pilot, posted online, caused a rush of condemnations in the Arab-Islamic world, but very little in terms of political decisions.

In an overnight press statement, Egypt’s top Muslim authority, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, expressed his “deep anger over the lowly terrorist act”, adding that the Qur’an prescribes “killing, crucifixion and chopping of the limbs” for those who kill innocent people.

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