Salafis protest Iranian diplomat's visit to Al-Azhar University

Salafis protest Iranian diplomat's visit to Al-Azhar University

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Fri, 29/03/2013 - 19:12

Dozens of Salafis staged a protest in front of Al-Azhar University in Nasr City in protest against the visit of an Iranian official to attend a Sufi conference commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed’s wife, Aisha.

The protesters chanted slogans against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood, and raised black flags that read "There is no god but God,” as well as banners reading, "We will pursue you, this is the beginning," "We reject the existence of Iranian Shias in Egypt," "No to Iranian tourism in Egypt," and "Islam is innocent of Shias."

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm