even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he
committed a crime.
El-Zind said Friday in a television interview that he
would put anyone who violates the law in prison,
"even if he is the prophet, peace and blessing be
In accordance, Cabinet spokesman Hossam Qawish tells The
Associated Press Sunday that Ahmed el-Zind was
"released from his position," without providing
El-Zind quickly followed by saying "I ask God for
forgiveness" for making the comment. But that
did not prevent a backlash by faithful Muslims as
well as criticism on social media.
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