Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta: The terrorists are not representative of Islam
The advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ibrahim Negm, said in an interview with the American channel CBS that the first step in the war on terror is an ideological battle to expose the terrorists’ false and warped ideology and destroy their credibility.
He added that the terrorists have distorted the teachings and values of Islam to achieve their own sick ambitions and stressed the importance of understanding the reasons that push the youth to extremism and terrorism and of finding permanent solutions to eradicate this plague.
Negm also condemned the hasty reactions that point the finger of blame at Islam in the wake of any terrorist attack.
Negm stressed the need to stand together in the face of this danger, without tarnishing the image of Islam.