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21. The sheikhs and mosques of the lower movement. The drift towards banning "with and without reasons"!

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21. The sheikhs and mosques of the lower movement. The drift towards banning "with and without reasons"!
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26
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May 6, 2000
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‘Isam ‘Abd al-Jawwad
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The extremist groups are trying everyday to break the blockade that was imposed by the government and the people after they had suffered from their actions. In each new attempt to break this blockade they now try to use a new method. The members of the new kind of extremism are calling themselves the ’lower movement’, saying that they are against terrorism and against the other groups that adopt extremist ideas. But their actions indicate that they are the new extremists.

Sheikhs of the ’lower movement’ were separated from the Al Takfir wa Al-Higra group and they forbid people from watching the television or reading the books of Nagib Mahfouz, Youssef Idris and Zaki Nagib Mahmoud.

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7. The President receives the Sheikh Al-Azhar and 19 prominent religious men. Sheikh Al-Azhar: We renewed our pledge to the president because he is a man who loves truthfulness and hates hypocrisy

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7. The President receives the Sheikh Al-Azhar and 19 prominent religious men. Sheikh Al-Azhar: We renewed our pledge to the president because he is a man who loves truthfulness and hates hypocrisy
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June 4, 1999
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[Note: The same news was published in all Egyptian newspapers of that day.]

On the morning of June 3, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak received the Grand Imam Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi the Sheikh Al-Azhar, and 19 prominent muslim clerics at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis yesterday morning. He also received His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and a delegation of church leaders. Both delegations had gone to pledge their support for the president in his forthcoming fourth term of office as president of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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