Egypt sacks justice minister after prophet remark

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CAIRO: Egypt’s Prime Minister Sharif Ismail sacked Sunday the justice minister after he said on television that he would arrest even “a prophet,” in remarks that sparked outrage in the country.”Prime Minister Sharif Ismail decided to dismiss justice minister Ahmed al-Zind from his post,” a statement from the premier’s office said, but without giving the reason for the decision. Zind sparked outrage on social media over the weekend and a warning from Cairo-based Sunni Islam learning centre Al-Azhar after an interview he gave to private satellite channel Sada al-Balad on Friday.

AFP

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