Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said absolute freedom is chaos that would pose a threat to the society as a whole.
"As Arab and Muslim people, we have our own traditions and values that do not go along with absolute democracy. In our societies, we believe that religion is the thing that directs man to good," Tayīb said on July 13 during a meeting with visiting Speaker of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz and his accompanying delegation in Cairo.
He cast doubts regarding recent rumors that there were foreign interference in Egypt's January 25 revolution.
[Reviewer's Note: News story was also covered in al-Jumhūrīyah, page 4, July 14, 2011]
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