Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fatwa: Rumor-mongers Must Be Flogged

Gulf News [U.A.E.]
25 Oct 2007

Rumour-mongers 'must be flogged'

By Ramadan Al Sherbini, Correspondent

Cairo: A top cleric has drawn fire from journalists for demanding that rumour-mongers be flogged 80 times in compliance with the Sharia. Mohammad Saeed Tantawi, Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar, made the suggestion during a recent function attended by President Hosni Mubarak. [...]