Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced on Sunday that the ministry aims to spread moderate Islamic thoughts globally through many publications as well as by launching training programmes.
He noted that non-comprehensive peace is an incomplete and unjust peace. Gomaa’s remarks came during his meeting with French Ambassador to Cairo Marc Baréty.
Gomaa stressed that all religions promote peace and tolerance, but the problem lies in those who use religions to manipulate the people.
He pointed out that extremist groups have no religion, morals, values, or covenants, and that terrorism is a threat to humanity.
Baréty confirmed the depth of the relations between Egypt and France in all fields, pointing out that the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology requires international cooperation and a comprehensive intellectual and cultural confrontation.
He commended Egypt’s great role in confronting terrorism and extremist ideology, hailing the Endowments Ministry in distributing publications translated into various foreign languages.
The French Ambassador said that these publications are very cultural, as they have addressed many issues that need clarification, and have managed to significantly correct misconceptions and dismantle extremist thought.