Security will sternly deal with hardline religious groups that call themselves “Al-Hesba”, President Mohamed Mursi wrote on his Twitter account. Mursi expressed his complete rejection for what these groups do.
“We fully reject what some hardline al-Hesba groups and we emphasize that security will deal with these outlaw groups strictly,” Mursi wrote on Twitter.
The president did not point to a specific incident but his message might be related to reports of the murder of a university student in Suez by the hands of hardline Islamists.
Ismailia Hospital notified Suez security director that Ahmed Hussein Eid, a 20-year-old university student, was stabbed to death. According to al-Shorouk newspaper, the student’s father said that “bearded men” killed his sons.
“Members of hardline groups killed my brother, they stabbed him with a sharp object although he didn’t do anything to them. I demand justice for my brother. They stopped him in the middle of the road and asked him about the girl who was walking with him. He said she was his fiancée. And when they asked them to have a mehrem (a male relative of a woman whom she can never marry) with them, my brother refused, so they killed him,” Mohamed Hussein Eid, brother of the deceased student, told al-Shorouk.