Egypt’s El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation

Islam, said El-Sisi needs a modern understanding and should not rely on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.

By Ryan Mauro

xEgypt-El-Sisi-Supporters-IP.jpg.pagespeed.ic.iKod0rfSeDGeneral El-Sisi, the commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces and current head of state, is essentially calling for a reformation in Islam. His bold declaration comes as the Egyptian people approved a constitution in a vote that the Muslim Brotherhood boycotted.

The speech, which went unnoticed in the Western media, took place at the Armed Forces’ Department of Moral Affairs. In the speech, El-Sisi said:

“Religious discourse is the greatest battle and challenge facing the Egyptian people, pointing to the need for a new vision and a modern, comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam—rather than relying on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.”

Notice what El-Sisi did not say. He did not say Zionism or Western oppression is the greatest threat to Egypt, nor did he point to a specific group like Al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood. He accurately framed the struggle as an ideological one within Islam.

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1 Comment on Egypt’s El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation

  1. G.Deckzeijl // 24/03/2014 om 09:31 //

    Brekend!! Dat noem ik uitwassen aanpakken, dat noem ik schoon schip maken.
    http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/22422004/__Doodvonnis_voor_529_moslims__.html

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