Sunni Islam’s highest authority, Ahmed el-Tayeb, believes that Christian converts should be “killed” and has said so on several occasions.
Ahmed el-Tayeb was interviewed in 2016 where he spoke out against Western values, homosexuality and leaving Islam.
On Monday Pope Francis visited the Middle East where he embraced Sunni Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb.
Francis embraced el-Tayeb and signed a a historic ‘Human Fraternity’ agreement in Abu Dhabi
Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, sign a historic 'Human Fraternity' agreement in Abu Dhabi https://t.co/NvCNmKWgl5 #PopeFrancisInUAE #البابا_فرنسيس_في_الإمارات pic.twitter.com/vlylRaiHKf
— The National (@TheNationalNews) February 4, 2019
UAE today was proud to host the historic meeting of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr. Ahmad Al Tayeb. We launched the 'Human Fraternity Award' to create a true interfaith dialogue. The two religious symbols were honoured during the award's first edition. pic.twitter.com/69MBNiXV7z
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) February 4, 2019
#UAE upholds its commitment to be a beacon of influence in achieving global peace & tolerance by paving the way for the historic interfaith faith dialogue w/ the presence of Pope Francis & Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar. #PopeFrancisUAE #HumanFraternityMeeting pic.twitter.com/KKooQJ6d3X
— Dubai One (@DubaiOneTV) February 3, 2019
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