Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, led the high-level delegation of the largest Sunni theological center, who Wednesday paid a visit at the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate to bring his condolences to Patriarch Tawadros II and of the whole Coptic Church, after the massacre carried out last Sunday in the chapel in Boutroseya next to the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark, which killed at least 26 people.
The target of terrorist attacks, which "do not make any
distinction between Christians and Muslims" - stressed the Sunni leader -
is "the unity of the Egyptian people", while the terror agencies that
bloody Egypt have their bases "abroad" and their irrational design end
up overwhelming even those forces and power groups.
referred to the 14 centuries of coexistence between Christians and
Muslims who lived in Egypt, a long history that also helps them to cope
even with the trials and tribulations they endure to build the common
Meanwhile, messages of the Islamic State (Daesh) claiming the massacre
of the Copts were broadcast via Internet, glorifying Abu Abdullah, the
suicide bomber who blew himself "among the crusaders, causing between 80
dead and wounded''. Also the photo of the bomber with machine guns,
camouflage and forefinger towards the sky was released.