Egyptian president and former general comes out strong in his speech to clerics, religious leaders and Arab politicians, with a powerful speech about the state of ideology and religion, in the Muslim and wider world. It is a very strong speech, coming from a leader of one of the Muslim worlds most powerful, populated and influential countries. He calls for Scholars and clerics to take a deep look into their Iddeology from an external point of view. Quotes taken from the speech, and a video of the speech in full can be seen below.
The problem has never been our faith. Perhaps the problem lies in ideology, and this ideology is sanctified among us
Talking about religious discourse that is in keeping with our times
Addressing Scholars and Clerics
inconceivable that the ideology that we sanctify should make our entire nation a source of concern, danger killing and destruction, all around the world.
The body of ideas and texts that we have sanctified in the course of centuries – to the point that challenging them has become very difficult
It is conceivable that 1.6 billion Muslims would kill the worlds population of 7 billion, so that they could live (on their own) This is inconceivable
We need to revolutionize our religion – Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar
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