The Middle East Media Research Institute
(MEMRI) issued a report titled "Egypt’s Al-Azhar Clerics: We declare war on America," The title implies that many
if not most Azhar scholars declared war on America. Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi stressed that this was certainly not
true. He said that the report mentioned six scholars, two of whom have nothing to do with the Azhar and another
four who did not have the authority to speak on behalf of the Azhar.