Head of information council of the Anglican Church, Dr. pastor "Akram Lamee”, told “Coptic united”, that he has not been invited to visit the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) yesterday in their headquarters in Moqattam, because his opinion is known that it is impossible for him to go and meet with Muslim Brotherhood. “We always preach not to mix between religion and politics, and that the communication with all powers must be through associations or legal political entities. It is so weird of the Evangelical Church to meet with the MB who are illegal group till now”. He also said that Evangelical Church respects Al-Azhar Al-Sharif as the legal representative of the moderate Islam. Al-Azhar, on the long run, with its sheikhs and great history, has kept the balance in the Egypt for Christians and the Jews before. It fought against extremism of Islamic groups and the Muslim Brotherhood. Lamee explained that the MB harvested a majority in the parliament, not because they made the revolution, but they used it, due the lack of awareness of revolution makers, the youth, and the religiosity of Egyptian people during the last forty years. He added: “If we suffer from a decline in the Egyptian society, the church should keep away from sinking in such dirty water as it did in Eastern Europe for 70 years under communist rule”. He comments on the say the visit was only religious and not political saying: “This is not an excuse; we kept our good relations with Al-Azhar dozens of years ago. Lamee refused the say that the visit was to the group that will govern in the future, and refused to have a dialogue with those who refuse any jurisdiction of a non-Muslim over a Muslim. He said we need to have a dialogue about Al-Azhar document, which calls for human rights.
Ikram Lamee: The visit of the Evangelical Church delegation to an illegal group is so weird!
Friday ,02 March 2012