News

Egypt Religious Convoy to Spread ‘Moderation’ and ‘Renounce Violence and Terror’ in South Sinai

Egypt Religious Convoy to Spread ‘Moderation’ and ‘Renounce Violence and Terror’ in South Sinai

15776136

Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments is sending a convoy to South Sinai that will give nightly sermons in local mosques with the aim to spread “moderation” and to renounce violence and terror, undersecretary of the Endowment Ministry Ismail al-Rawi told privately owned Youm7 earlier this week.

Headed by Sayid Abdel Bary, director general of Cultural Centers, the convoy also seeks to teach compassion and the “true understanding of the common destiny” in addition to building political, security and intellectual cooperation and coordination with the people of Sinai.

The renowned Al-Azhar university has previously sent a medical convoy, aid and preachers to the northern region of the restive Sinai peninsula. While the north, which neighbors Gaza, has in recent years experienced increased tensions and fierce clashes between local militant groups and the Egyptian army and security forces, the south has been calmer and hosts lavish Red Sea resorts.

In the last two years, the Endowment Ministry, Al-Azhar and the educational Islamic institute Dar al-Iftaa have organized convoys in several of Egypt’s governorates aiming to combat extremist ideas.

Since President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi took office in 2014, he has vowed to undertake a “religious revolution” in an effort to prevent radicalization amongst the Egyptian populace.

In December of last year, Al-Sisi urged reform of Islamic discourse and stressed on the importance of religious freedom in a televised speech marking Mulid El-Nabi, the anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s birth.

Egypt's Doctors Hold Nationwide Demonstrations Calling for Trial of Matareya Police
Egypt's President Sisi Orders Crackdown on Police Abuse and Violence

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Military Officers May Receive Immunity Over 2013 Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

Sabah KhodirJuly 17, 2018

Foreign Residents To Be Granted Egyptian Nationality For a Deposit of 7 Million LE

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 16, 2018

Case Of Three Slaughtered Children Found in Plastic Bags in Egypt Solved

Sabah KhodirJuly 16, 2018

New Administrative Capital Will be Egypt’s First Smart City

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 15, 2018

Six Egyptians Selected Among Young Africans for Obama Leadership Program

Egyptian StreetsJuly 15, 2018

Egypt’s Two Female Weightlifters Win Gold Medals at IWF Junior World Championships

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 14, 2018

Qatar 2022 World Cup Date Moved to November-December

Egyptian StreetsJuly 14, 2018

New Draft Law Proposed by Parliament Member to Execute Child Kidnappers

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.