Regime steps up campaign to control mosques in Egypt


The autocratic regime in Egypt has stepped up a campaign that will lead to total control of mosques, saying it has licensed more than 17,000 state-approved Imams to give Friday sermons to stop places of worship falling “into the hands of extremists,” Reuters reported.

According to a statement issued by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab’s office, around 12,000 preachers not approved by the state had been removed from service.

In September last year, the minister of religious endowments made public his intention to ban 55,000 Imams who where not licensed by the secular regime.

Despite only using peaceful methods to spread its message, such as holding mass protests and sit-ins, the Muslim Brotherhood has been banned and declared a terrorist organisation by Egypt’s military-installed regime.


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