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  8/23/2011, Av 23, 5771

Egyptian Cleric: Obligation to Murder Israelis

A senior Egyptian cleric has issued a ruling declaring it permissible to murder Israeli citizens in Egypt. Dr. Salah Sultan, a lecturer on Islamic law (Sharia) at Cairo University, declared Friday that any Egyptian Muslim who meets a Zionist must kill him.

Sultan's ruling followed an incident in which Egyptian soldiers were killed in the crossfire as Israel chased terrorists near the border. It was given during a protest outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo.