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Egypt-Israel love fatwa highlights split on peace


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/egyptisrael_love_fatwa_highlights_split_on_peace_20080111

An Israeli Arab woman sent an e-mail some weeks ago to Sheikh Farahat Al-Mongy, an Islamic scholar from Egypt, complaining that her Egyptian husband, who used to live with her in Israel, had decided to break up their marriage and leave Israel for good. News of the broken marriage thrilled Al-Mongy. To him, this meant that his latest fatwa, or religious edict, about the "sinfulness" of Egyptians getting married to Israelis, which he issued a month and a half ago, was having an effect.

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