A coveted religious institution in Egypt was tasked with drafting edicts to promote religious prosperity and unity.
Instead, investigators found over 3,000 fatwas (religious edicts) created by Egyptian extremists on Friday. The fatwas call for the destruction of churches throughout the country, according to Dr. Shawki Allam.
The scripted fatwas specifically reference disunity and non-coexistence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Dr. Allam criticized the creed:
“Human diversity is inevitable and divine … the oppression of religions is rejected by law because human relations are a divine formula to achieve coexistence and renounce discord… All attempts aiming to divide between the Muslims and Christians of Egypt have failed.
Muslims had never destroyed any kind of heritage after their historic victories in foreign countries, contrary to what ISIS and other extremists are doing now. Fatwas inciting the demolition of Cairo and Giza heritage sites is an explicit violation to the way Islam deals with heritage.”
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