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Al-Sisi stresses importance of informed religious speech

Ministry of Endowments reviews plan to renovate 732 mosques across Egypt

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (AFP Photo)
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
(AFP Photo)

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa on Tuesday, and stressed the importance of improving religious preachers’ speeches for better representation of Islam and Egypt.

Earlier in October, the Ministry of Justice gave its approval for inspectors from the Ministry of Endowment to arrest violators of the religious speech law inside mosques.

The decision is aimed at ensuring that the religious speech in mosques does not include any political context.

Gomaa said in a statement that “inciting against the armed forces or the police at this distinctive phase is considered betrayal and explicit call for terrorism”.

Gomaa reiterated the importance of confronting extremist ideologies and to communicate the tolerant values of Islam which extremists are attempting to distort.

During the meeting with Al-Sisi, Gomaa explained the features of a plan aiming to renovate 732 mosques during the coming year. He also reviewed the role played by other ministers in establishing an informed modern religious speech that maintains the fundamentals of Islam and its values.

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