Minister of Religious Endowments: We need unified efforts of religious, scientific and cultural authorities to face ISIS peril

Minister of Religious Endowments: We need unified efforts of religious, scientific and cultural authorities to face ISIS peril

Dr. Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa, Minister of Religious Endowments, said, “What ISIS and all who follow its agenda are doing, in terms of eradicating opponents and beheading them in a way that confirms the barbarism of the beheaders and lack of humaneness, would never have occurred if we had carried out our intellectual, cultural, instructional, educational and social duty in a proper manner.”

He pointed out in his statement that “The history of the tatars was linked in human memory with all forms of barbarism, primitiveness and deviation from sound humane behavior, to a repugnant animalism that has taken terrorizing one’s opponent as its conduct and curriculum, deliberately intending to cast horror in the souls of their opponents, shredding their support and destroying their morale, compelling them to unconditional surrender, then not fulfilling any covenant or promise, nor having any safety nor conscience. Human history has never known more barbarism and vulgarity than these.”

He added, “Therefore our role must not stop at eyeing superficial events, while succumbing to the fact that the violence, vandalism, destruction, slaughter and murder is a phenomenon worth examining and repairing. Instead, we must seek solutions that are responsible for eradicating the phenomenon, removing it by the roots. Here, the many institutions must unite their efforts, headed by the religious and educational institutions, as well as intellectual, cultural and social ones, to discover the dimensions of this impending danger, revealing who stands behind it, who supports it and who finances it, offering it a moral or psychological cover, and working together in unity to eradicate it, as the situation is grave indeed.”