Nour Square in Tripoli, Friday, March 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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An influential Tripoli sheikh rejected Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk's reported proposal to replace the Islamist slogan in Tripoli's main square with a more subtle Quranic verse.In comments published by the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat newspaper earlier Tuesday, Machnouk said he had contacted Tripoli's mufti as well as Rafei to suggest replacing the Quranic verse: "Enter in peace, safe [and secure]".Police last week began removing religious and political signage in Tripoli and across other parts of the country.Deputy Kataeb Party leader and Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi called for the ousting of Daher from the March 14 bloc, saying the remarks were "sectarian and offensive against Christians".
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