JERUSALEM—In a speech on New Year’s day, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “religious revolution” in Islam that would displace violent jihad from the center of Muslim discourse.
“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people (Muslims worldwide) should want to kill the rest of the world’s population—that is, 7 billion people—so that they themselves may live?” he asked.
I do not see this as an earth shaking event for Islam. Not even for Egypt. I wish it held weight but I suspect al-Sisi made this speech for western audiences.
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