YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa condemns Egyptian government’s decision to prevent prayers in mosques

SANAA, May 03 (YPA) – Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, condemned on Monday the Egyptian government’s decision to officially prohibit prayer in mosques and not respect freedom of belief.

“We strongly condemn this act that is contrary to the principles of religions and opposes all international covenants, which stipulate respect for freedom of belief and the protection of places of worship, and guarantee the right to practice religious rites,” Al-Houthi said in a tweet on Twitter.

Al-Houthi called on Al-Azhar Center to condemn and prevent the hateful racist practices of the Egyptian Minister of Endowments so that security prevails and peace spreads throughout the world.

Earlier, the Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Mohammed Mukhtar Jumaa, had instructed to prohibit the ‘Tahajjud’ prayer in all Egyptian mosques in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.