MINISTER SACKED OVER COMMENT TO JAIL PROPHET MUHAMMAD

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OrijoReporter.com Ahmed al-Zend

Egypt’s Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend was on Sunday sacked by the country’s Prime Minister after he was criticized for saying he would jail Islam’s Prophet Mohammad himself if he broke the law.

Zend who made the comments during a televised interview on Friday, and in the same breath retracted his statement saying “God forgive me,” and on Saturday issued an apology in another interview was relieved of his post on Sunday.

His sack was announced in statement released by a government official.

The statement reads in part, “Prime Minister Sherif Ismail issued a decree today to relieve Ahmed al-Zend…of his position,” a government statement said, giving no more details.

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