Cairo, 01 August, 2022 / 5:22 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the government of Egypt to ratify policies that counter sectarianism and hate speech in the country.
The call follows an attack on a Christian businessman alongside his son. Ahmad Mouhammad reportedly attacked Joseph Israel and his son outside his (Mr. Israel’s) wine shop in Khatam El Morsaleen Street in Omranya.
According to journalist Nader Shokrym, the July 28 attack on Mr. Israel and his son is a result of sectarian incitement and hate speech attributed to Islamist preachers Sheikh Abdullah Rushdy and Sheikh Mabrook Attia.
“CSW urges the Egyptian government to continue formulating and enacting policies to counter sectarianism and hate speech, while ensuring that justice is served in this case in order to serve as a deterrent,” CSW Founder President says in a Monday, August 1 report.
Mervyn Thaomas adds, “More must be done to tackle the hate speech that fuels sectarianism and prompts attacks such as these.”