Egypt’s Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind was sacked Sunday for making comments about jailing the Prophet Muhammad.
Egypt’s prime minister fired Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind Sunday after the latter was accused of making blasphemous comments by saying that he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime. Zind reportedly made the remarks Friday in a televised interview.
Zind reportedly said that he would jail anyone who violates the law, “even if he is the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him.” The former appeals court judge was criticized after making the comments, following which he issued an apology Saturday. “I ask God for forgiveness” for making the comment, Zind said. Despite the apology, Zind faced backlash from Muslims and was also criticized on social media.
“Prime Minister Sherif Ismail issued a decree sunday to relieve Ahmed al-Zind … of his position,” a government statement said, giving no more details, according to ibtimes.co.uk report.