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Egyptian minister: people should fight together against religious violence

According to the Egyptian minister of religious endowments, Christians and Muslims should protect churches and mosques together.


According to the Egyptian Minister for Religious Endowments, Mohammed Mukhtar Juma, there is no difference between those who die to protect a church or a mosque from attacks.

During his speech, given during on a forum for coexistence and mutual respect organised by the Dar al Hilal Cultural Foundation in Cairo, the minister promised that under the presidency of Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Egypt is becoming “a model of religious coexistence”, capable of gradually overcoming any sectarian discrimination and ensuring full equality between citizens of different faith communities.

 “We have a duty to protect our mosques and our churches together,” added the minister, “because in this way we protect our homeland.” 


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