Sufi and Shia leaders blame Salafis for sectarian strife

A number of Shia and Sufi leaders on Tuesday submitted a notification to the attorney general, accusing Salafi leaders of inciting sectarian strife by burning down churches and the shrines of religious figures.

They also presented a CD with recordings of speeches delivered to this effect by the same Salafi leaders, saying copies of the CD had been sent to Egyptians living in Saudi Arabia.

“We shall hold demonstrations and resort to international courts if our notification is ignored,” said Shia leader Mohamed al-Dariny. “Those people want to destroy our national unity.”

For his part, Salafi spokesman Khaled al-Saeed accused the Shia of being financed by Iran to fight the Sunnies.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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