Hardliners call on Morsi-appointed governor to quit

By REUTERS
June 22, 2013 17:01

 
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CAIRO - A hardline Islamist group called on Saturday on one of its members to resign as governor of Luxor "for the sake of Egypt" despite President Mohamed Morsi defending the appointment.

Morsi infuriated many Egyptians this week by swearing in al-Gamaa al-Islamiya's Adel Mohamed al-Khayat as governor of the town where members of the group massacred 58 tourists at a pharaonic temple in 1997.

Al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, members of which were also charged with killing President Anwar Sadat in 1981, along with other politicians and police in the 1980s and 90s, renounced violence and condemned al Qaeda in ideological U-turns a decade ago.

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