Egypt muezzin dangling over ‘Facebook request call’, denies a charge

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Cairo: An Egyptian muezzin has been dangling by a authorities after being indicted of intoning “Prayer is improved than Facebook” in his early morning call for people to pray.

The movement was taken opposite Mahmud al-Moghazi, who denies a charge, after righteous Muslims complained that he had altered a normal call to prayer, an central told AFP on Monday.

Representational image. AFPRepresentational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Villagers in Beheira range north of Cairo reported Moghazi to a Ministry of Awqaf, or eremite affairs, charging that he transposed a common “Prayer is improved than sleep” emergence call to a true with “Prayer is improved than Facebook”.

Ministry central Sabri Ebada told AFP a occurrence happened on Saturday and reliable that a muezzin had given been suspended.

“The box will be referred to a charge use that will see that a law is applied,” Ebada said.

Moghazi seemed late on Sunday on a private radio channel and denounced a indictment as “lies”.

He indicted a Islamist antithesis Muslim Brotherhood of being behind it, observant a organization wanted to “get me out of a mosque” for interference a activities.

“I dissuade any organization to use a mosque, we dissuade unapproved courses” in religion, he said, adding that he had begun a craving strike in criticism during his treatment.

The Brotherhood has been a aim of a bloody crackdown given a army private Islamist boss Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

It has been designated a “terrorist” organization by a authorities, and many of a care is possibly behind bars or in exile.

Since Morsi was defeated by afterwards army arch and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, controls have been tightened on mosques to forestall any resurgence of Muslim Brotherhood sentiment.

Thousands of imams have been relieved of their duties, and a common oration for mosques national has been introduced for Friday prayers, with a method determining on a thesis each week