Saturday, November 19, 2011

Salafis cover 'revealing' statue in Alexandria

Al-Masry Al-Youm
Salafis cover 'revealing' statue in Alexandria

Tue, 01/11/2011

Mohamed Abu Elenen

People attending a rally of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Alexandria on Monday were surprised to see the organizers covering a large statue in the middle of the square, which the latter said was “revealing.”

The statue depicts Zeus, the Greek god, in the form of four muses sitting on a marble plate.

The organizers placed a sign on the cover reading: Egyptian women are dedicated to their husbands and homeland.

Party leaders have previously announced they were against statues, as they contravene Islamic traditions. They were accused before of destroying a statue of the pharaoh Senusret in the city of Mansoura.

Party spokesman Abdel Moneim al-Shahat said at the rally that the party relies on Islamic Sharia law and modern science in building the nation.

*Translated from the Arabic Edition

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