Sunday, October 24th | 19 Heshvan 5782

March 23, 2015 12:59 pm

Egypt’s El-Sisi Reiterates Call for ‘Religious Revolution’ in Islam

avatar by

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi advocated for the Islamic world to have a "religious revolution." Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reiterated his call for a “religious revolution” in Islam, in which values of tolerance should be promoted in the face of growing extremism.

In an interview with the Egyptian state-run Holy Koran radio station, El-Sisi advocated for a “revolution in religious views,” saying the Islamic world needs to rethink and revolt “for religion and not against it,” Ahram Online reported.

Egyptians have faced a growing threat from Islamic State-affiliated terror groups in the Sinai Peninsula and in Libya. Islamic Linked-terrorists have launched repeated attacks against Egyptian security forces and civilians, including the murder of 21 Egyptian Christians last month in Libya.

Related coverage

October 23, 2021 11:53 am

Syria: al-Qaeda Leader Killed in US Drone Strike, Pentagon Reports

i24 News – A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon announced on...

In a Jan. 1 speech at Egypt’s historic Al-Azhar University, El-Sisi had declared an ambitious plan for a “revolution” in Islam, with the goal of reforming a faith that he believes has made the Muslim world a source of “destruction” that is “making enemies of the whole world.”

“So 1.6 billion people [in the Muslim world] will kill the entire world of 7 billion? That’s impossible… We need a religious revolution,” he said.

El-Sisi’s vision includes purging Islam of extremist intolerance and violence, elements that terror groups like al-Qaeda and Islamic State use as recruitment tools.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.