Egyptian Government Closes 27,000 MOSQUES in Move to Fight Islamic Terrorism

Egyptian Government Closes 27,000 MOSQUES in Move to Fight Islamic Terrorism

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The West will have to follow suit at some point. Here in the States, over 80% of the mosques are teaching and preaching jihad. It’s just a matter of time.

“Supporters of the decision such as intellectuals and scholars say that those mosques are time bombs that threaten national security.”

“Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship,” al-Monitor, March 4, 2015

People perform Friday prayers led by Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Egyptian Cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi at Al Azhar mosque in old Cairo

An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move intended to protect young people from the militancy and extremism that can prevail in such places, which lack the legal standing to hold Friday prayers.

This move sets a precedent that raises many questions about the fate of mosques in many Egyptian villages, the grounds of which are usually less than 80 square meters. In reply, opponents of the decision such as the Salafist Nour Party claimed that closing down places of worship without providing a larger alternative serves to further bolster extremist ideology, considering that the larger existing mosques cannot accommodate Friday worshippers who line surrounding streets to pray. On the opposite end of the spectrum, supporters of the decision such as intellectuals and scholars say that those mosques are time bombs that threaten national security, as they fall outside the purview of the Ministry of Religious Endowments and are used to spread subversive ideologies.

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