After Eid prayers on Tuesday, Yasser al-Birhamy, a Salafi leader in Alexandria, told his congregation that absolute liberalism was against God’s law.
“The liberals and secularists want to apply things that are contrary to the law of God,” he said.
“The secularists want the community to be afraid of the Salafis,” he said. “That’s why they keep distorting their image.”
“They say the Salafis will apply God’s punishments and cut off a thief’s hand,” he added. “They forgot that the Prophet rarely applied those punishments.”
Mohamed Hassan, another Salafi leader, urged the people to stop demonstrating and instead work on rebuilding the country based on the principles of Islam.
Translated from the Arabic Edition