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Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa

Egypt's Awqaf min. urges raising citizens' awareness to fight terrorism

Fri, September 14, 2018 16:42

CAIRO, Sept 14, 2018 (MENA) – Egyptian Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal on Friday called for raising awareness among citizens to counter rumors, denounce violence and promote peace amid the country's fierce war against terrorism.

Their call came during a meeting with a number of mosque imams in Cairo, as part of the Awafq Ministry's plan to renew the religious discourse and handle all issues related to the Islamic Dawa (call), administrative work and community service.

During the meeting, Gomaa commended close cooperation with the Antiquities Ministry to develop Cairo mosques for their historical and archaeological status.

For his part, the Cairo governor praised scholars and mosque imams for spreading the right and moderate teachings of Islam, lauding efforts exerted by the Awqaf Ministry to combat extremism.

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