Are Muslim authorities in Egypt forceful enough in their condemnation of groups like ISIS?
When ISIS started to drive Christians out of Mosul last summer, not a word was heard initially from the Sunni Al-Azhar University, for example. The Copts then gathered in front of the Vatican Embassy here in Cairo and appealed to Al-Azhar University to condemn the violence. Shortly afterward, the school actually did publish a statement. But that’s not the only issue at hand.
Unfortunately, the curriculum of the university and that of the schools managed by Al-Azhar feature many aspects that are pretty much in line with ISIS transgressions. Fundamental changes must be made because such teachings have a big effect on people’s thinking.
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