Moslem Requests Building a Church.
According to the web site of Masrawy, Mr. Ahmed Mostafa El Gabalawy, a moslem member of the National Egyptian party representing the governerate of Quena, has recently caused a stir in the political and religious circles when he presented a demand to the Egyptian Minister of Construction to allow the building of a new church on a piece of land in the town of New Quena. The Minister has agreed to the demand, and gave instructions to respond immediately to the request.
In the demand presented by Mr. El Gabalawy, he referred to the fact that in the planning of New Quena, more than one mosque were built, and in the name of justice and in order to stress national unity, he has decided to request the construction of a church according to the conditions and at a price decided by the Minister of Construction. He also stressed that this request was not emotional or meant to cause a noise in the media, but comes according to Islam directions and to ensure social peace between Moslems and Christians.