Salafi preacher: Women, Copts prohibited from vice presidency
A senior Salafi preacher has issued a religious decree that says women and Copts are prohibited from occupying the post of vice president.
Sheikh Yasser al-Borhamy, the deputy leader of the Salafi Dawah, made the decree in response to a visitor to his website who asked the sheikh about his opinion on an announcement made by Ahmed Deif, an adviser to President Mohamed Morsy who said the president was considering appointing two deputies — a woman and a Copt.
Borhamy said a vice president, who fills the president’s place in his absence, should not be a woman or a Copt, though he said women and Copts an serve as advisers to the president.
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