Jihadists defame image of jihad: Grand Mufti
Grand Mufti Mohamed Shawky Allam - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Mohamed Shawky Allam blamed “terrorist groups  Saturday in a conference in Paris, for distorting the meaning of “jihad” and portraying it as an instrument for killing and slaughter, Youm 7 reported.

“We felt this dangerous status of spreading terrorist ideas, so last year we established an observatory for monitoring takfiri [hard-line Islamist] fatwas, in addition to organizing seminars abroad,” said the mufti, adding that “President Sisi is giving huge importance to fighting extremism and he is insisting on modernizing religious speech.”

The mufti said that the extremists are misusing Islam’s doctrine in terms of promoting their violent ideas to achieve their goals. .

The conference was attended by the French Minister of Interior who stressed his government’s will to gain experience in fighting terrorism from their Egyptian counterparts.

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  1. Terrence
    April 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

    That is true, but jihadists are not the only ones. Those too who line up behind tyrants and endorse the wanton looting and killing by military despots are equally culpable if not more.

  2. Terrence
    April 26, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Those who use Islam for their own ends without any regard for justice are no different regardless of whether they take up the title of Mufti or Caliph.

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