Suez Canal Terrorists Receive Death Sentences

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File photo Suez Canal.

An Egyptian court handed down death sentences to all but one of the 26 perpetrators involved in an alleged scheme to form a terrorist group and to attack the Suez Canal.

All of the defendants were convicted in absentia according to a Reuters report.

The case has now been referred to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, a highly respected government cleric who has the power to commute the Egyptian death sentences if they are in contradiction to Islamic law.

Gomaa holds an anti-extremist view on Islamic issues.