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Egypt’s Al-Azhar: Terrorism creation of Western regimes

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Terrorism is a political phenomenon created by some Western political regimes and then attached to Judaism, Christianity and Islam for political gains and agendas, the Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayyeb, announced yesterday.

Speaking at a meeting with a delegation from the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Defence Studies, Al-Tayyeb said that his institution had included counterterrorism and counter radicalism subjects in its syllabuses.

Al-Azhar is the world’s most prominent institution of Sunni Islamic learning.

“Over decades, the culture of Al-Azhar has been based on bringing up its students on respecting the different opinions,” the Islamic cleric stressed.

He pointed out that Al-Azhar had established the so-called Egyptian Family House along with the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in 2011 initiatives, with the aim “to promote good relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.”

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On their part, the British delegates said that the meeting of major religious leaders was “embodying the truth of the heavenly religions while representing a blocking wall against any attempts to brainwash people’s minds.”

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