Govt appoints 3000 new imams

The Ministry of Islamic Endowments is finalizing the appointments of 3000 new imams in provinces throughout Egypt, according to the ministry’s undersecretary Salem Abdel Galeel.

During a conference organized by the Egyptian Fruit Development Association in Alexandria on Monday, Abdel Galeel said the appointments are intended to offset the current shortage of imams. All those selected passed a test administered by the ministry.

Abdel Galeel commented on the "International Burn-a-Koran Day" campaign led by American Terry Jones, saying the pastor should be tried as a terrorist since his threat fuels intellectual extremism, which, in Abdel Galeel's view, is the worst sort of terrorism.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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