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Egypt's president pressured toward reformWASHINGTON (BP) -- Egypt's president, who challenged senior Muslim clerics to reform their teachings rather than fuel extremist ideologies, now is being challenged by observers who say he lacks a formal plan for moving toward a moderated Islam. Read More
Egypt's president calls for moderated IslamCAIRO (BP) -- Egypt's president, in a move applauded by conservative Western media, is challenging senior Muslim clerics to reform their teachings rather than fuel extremist ideologies that have led to widespread terrorism in the name of Islam.
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who was elected last spring after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, said in a speech at Cairo's Al-Azhar University, a leading intellectual center of Sunni Muslim thought, that Muslim religious scholars "must take a long, hard look" at the role of Islam in violent extremism. Read More