Sunday, May 14, 2006

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.

4 Comments:

At 7:41 PM , Blogger Faisal said...

Interesting. I didn't think any government official would have the guts to do something like that.

Bit of P.R. with the Christian Community? I wouldn't be fooled by it. Then again, the man might be acting of his own accord.

You never know, in this country!

 
At 7:01 AM , Anonymous raif said...

Actually, Faisal, even if the guy is seeking some publicity, I still think that it is a step in the right direction.

 
At 1:44 PM , Blogger Egypeter said...

YES YES.

God bless this man!

I also find it hard to believe after sooooooo long, but maybe this is a sincere move.

We must always give the benefit of the doubt.

Sounds to me like is a reasonable man. And we need to grab and hold on to these "reasonable people." They are very few and far between.

 
At 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is possible that there are other people like this person but they are afraid to speak.

 

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