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Egypt's Dar al-Ifta held Conference of Salam Center for Extremism Studies

Friday 10/June/2022 - 12:52 PM
The Reference

Dr. Dalia Abdel Rahim, Executive Editor-in-Chief of Al Bawaba News, confirmed that the world has been facing a number of challenges for two decades, the most important of which is related to the ability to confront terrorism and bigotry, which are spread by dynamic Islam groups in an organized, funded, planned and accurate manner.

Dalia Abdel Rahim drew attention to the factors that helped Egypt to victory, noting that the nature of geography in the Sinai Peninsula was a key player in the ranks of our soldiers.

Another factor was the people and tribes of Sinai, who had always been loyal men to their country, all this with the determination and will of the Egyptian army to achieve victory.

The Egyptian army wrote a development symphony, through which it was able to highlight an experience that will be carved in letters of light in the record of anti-terror experiments, not only in Egypt, but in the whole world.

Al-Bawaba's executive editor-in-chief concluded her remarks: Terrorist operations have developed all over the world, starting with remote bombings, passing through suicide bombings, and ending with the strategy of lone wolves.

Since 1996, we have warned against terrorism and the Brotherhood in particular, but the international community and Europe have provided them with a safe haven, and considered them an armed opposition seeking to liberate their societies from dictatorship in a disappointing story that does not deceive anyone..

This vision has gradually begun to change in all of Europe, especially in France, as a result of strenuous efforts by a large number of researchers to convince the decision-maker in the French Parliament of the other point of view.

This came during the third workshop of the Salam Center affiliated with the Egyptian Dar Al Iftaa, the General Secretariat and the Ifta bodies in the world, which was held under the title “Analyzing the Egyptian Experience in Combating Extremism.” The workshop was moderated by Major General Muhammad Mujahid Al-Zayat, Academic Adviser at the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies.

The workshop discussed several axes, including: Egypt's efforts to combat extremist ideology, as well as the exchange of experiences and international cooperation to eradicate extremism.

The Egyptian vision was - and still is - calling on the international community to promote clear and multi-dimensional strategies around the phenomenon of terrorism and ways to confront it in order to maintain security and enhance global stability.

The conference is considered one of the leading events that bring together specialists in countering extremism from worldwide to reach out to the most vulnerable communities through launching initiatives and sharing expertise that serve the efforts exerted to counter extremism.

The conference bring to gather all think-tanks and institutes specialized in countering extremism under one umbrella in Egypt in pursuant to the role exerted by the Egyptian national state in this regard, and promote the values of peace, coexistence, understanding and tolerance.

The conference was attended by Brigadier General Khaled Okasha, Director of the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies, Dr. Alaa Al-Tamimi, Director of the Department of Research and Strategic Studies at the League of Arab States, Dr. Hoda Abdel Moneim, member of the National Council to Confront Terrorism and Extremism, Dr. Hassan Abu Taleb, Advisor to the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Bashari, Secretary-General of the World Council of Muslim Communities, and Dr. Omar Al-Bashir, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research.

Dr. Simon Nasser, Director of the Technical Sector at the Good Life Initiative, Dr. Mohamed El-Baz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Dustour newspaper, Dr. Dalal Mahmoud, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University and Director of the Defense and National Security Program at the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies, and Professor Taqi Al-Najjar, an expert at the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies, also participated. And Dr. Dalia Abdel Rahim, editor-in-chief of Al Bawaba News.

Dr. Amr Al-Wardani, Secretary of the Fatwa and Director of the Family Guidance Department, and Dr. Ali Omar Al-Farouq, Director of the Oral Fatwa Department at the Egyptian Dar Al-Ifta, also participated.

Dr. Hamada Shaaban, supervisor of the Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism, Dr. Sarah Kira, Director of the European Center for Studies, and Dr. Mahmoud Zakaria, professor of political science at the Faculty of Higher African Studies.

Dr. Azza Fathi, Professor of Sociology, Professor Mounir Adib, a researcher in issues of extremism, and Professor Ahmed Ban, a researcher in issues of extremism and terrorism, also attended.