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Egyptian President El-Sisi’s Closes 27,000 MOSQUES in an Effort to Fight Terrorism

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posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 02:27 AM
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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 sprea

Egyptian President El-Sisi’s Closes 27,000 MOSQUES in an Effort to Fight Terrorism

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Wonder how this will play out.




posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: johnb

IMO It is probably where most of the terrorists hide so that if there is an airstrike-they can use the dead children as propaganda to make the Americans look bad. IMO



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 02:58 AM
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a reply to: johnb

Oh-and I like the Egyptian president's action.

Sounds like a good idea,IMO.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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Not sure that it will work, given that they will probably just go underground.

Props to the president for trying to stem radicalism though.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 04:45 AM
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Odd.

You would be thinking this would be all over the MSM. Where is it?



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: johnb

If true, this is like throwing gun powder to a fire. Everyday, reality, goes beyond science fiction.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 06:20 AM
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Wow this puts the average Muslim in a bad spot... Govt says it's to fight terrorism...

You protest the closing you must support terrorist, if you don't protest you might be inviting the wrath of the radicals for not supporting your faith.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 07:34 AM
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Maybe its a good idea.

If the warped version doesn't exist or there is nowhere to practice it, people wouldn't/couldn't get brainwashed! A Mosque is an easy target for the Extremists to pray on young minds!!



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 07:43 AM
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OP here is the Egyptian news source on this action:

www.al-monitor.com...
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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.

At the same time, the ministry has awarded 400 preaching permits to Salafist leaders without requiring oration tests, despite the ministry's previous and constant accusations that they spread extremism.


Egypt did this 2 years ago as well, at that time closing over 55,000 neighborhood Imam's one-room mosques.

Reading between the lines, I think this is less about fighting terrorism than keeping those radicals at bay who helped usher in the current military junta running the country. It's not being done to protect world peace, it's a self-serving move by el-Sisi as he knows perfectly well what the mob can do to those in power.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Pinke

I think we have a idea why the MSM wouldn't spread this kind of stuff . It's great though that more and more people are turning to alternative media and finding stuff like this . Maybe Kerry's latest plea for more funding for news was a too little too late and they have lost the information war for our minds . One can hope eh?



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

IMO-without public places that they can assemble in large numbers-also less mosques to hide the terrorists/weapons in,their numbers might shrink.



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