The Massacre of Minarets in Al-Azhar’s Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Amer Abdel Moneim

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Egypt’s mosques are exposed to continued government campaigns to limit their role, disrupt their mission, and reduce their influence in Egyptian society. This hostility to mosques culminated in demolition of scores of them and destruction of their minarets in a shocking way. The unprecedented massacre of mosques that had not occurred in Egypt since the advent of Islam, is aimed at de-sanctifying them and sending an offensive message to the world about Egypt, the country of the honorable Al-Azhar.

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