The Mufti of Egypt has shown himself to be a disingenuous purveyor of deception rather than reform twice recently — see here and here. And here again we see it: if he is really going to “clarify and explain the facts about ‘true Islam,’ why isn’t he meeting with Muslims? At least according to this story, he is only meeting with non-Muslim governing officials. So it seems as if this is just another exercise in fostering complacency in Infidels rather than working for any genuine reform.
“Grand Mufti heads to Europe in efforts to combat radical Islam,” by Menna Zaki, Daily News Egypt, April 19, 2015:
Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, headed to Europe Sunday in efforts to clarify and explain the facts about “true Islam”, with the aim of combating extremist ideologies.
Allam leads Dar Al-Ifta, Egypt’s foremost religious authority for issuing fatwas (religious edicts).
Allam is scheduled to have high-level meetings with political and executive leaders in Europe, including the Dutch Foreign Minister. He will also visit the Dutch Parliament and the French Senate.
The meetings come within the efforts to modify the image of Islam, which the Mufti believes has been distorted by “terrorist groups”. The Grand Mufti reiterated his condemnation of radical Islam and extremism on several occasions, as the ideologies of radical Islam are on the rise, especially with the spread of “Islamic State” (IS) and its affiliates worldwide…
Earlier in April, controversial posters were plastered on public transportation in Philadelphia criticising Islam, in what Dar Al-Ifta described as a “racist” campaign….
What race is Islamic antisemitism again? I keep forgetting.