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Anger over comments by Tarek El-Zomor

Suleiman grandson set to sue Gama’a al-Islamiyya for their statements on his grandfather Omar Suleiman.

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Supporters of Egypt’s former vice president Omar Suleiman hold his pictures before the start of his funeral procession in Cairo on 21 July

Gama’a al-Islamiyya member, Tarek El-Zomor, has called recently deceased Mubarak spy chief Omar Suleiman one of the “biggest symbols of the former regime and who smeared his hands with the blood of the martyrs,” according to alarabiya.net. El-Zomor went on to rail against Suleiman for working to undermine, Egyptian, Palestinian, and Pan-Islamic groups and for coordinating with the US.

In response to this, Suleiman’s grandson is reportedly going to sue the Gama’s al-Islamiyya, according to the Egypt Independent.

El Zomor’s statements came as part of a call to boycott Suleiman’s funeral. The military funeral was held Saturday in Cairo and was attended by thousands of mourners who sometimes broke out into chants against President Mohammed Morsy.

Tarek El-Zomor was only released from prison last March, where he has been held since a 1984 conviction for his role in the assassination of Anwar Sadat. El-Zomor has since called the assassination of the then president a “preamble” to the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.

El-Zomor went on to discuss an independent commission that will report back on all of the crimes committed under the Mubarak regime.

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