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Egypt’s Sisi faces criticism for removal of the Quran from school textbooks

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President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has stoked controversy by ordering education officials to restrict verses from the Quran to religious textbooks in the schools of the country.

According to Middle East Eye, Reda Hegazi, the deputy minister of education, added that the Egyptian president had asked the Ministry of Education to allow “moderate” schoolteachers only to teach Islamic texts to pupils at the nation’s schools.

“This aims to fight extremism and prevent extremists from teaching religion to the pupils,” Hegazi has said, as quoted by Middle East Eye.

Sisi has also asked the authorities at al-Azhar University–the highest seat of learning in Sunni theology– to “reform school curricula and purge books of religious content”.

The move has faced criticism from many people in Egypt and across the world.

The Salafist al-Nour Party has called the removing of Islamic texts from school textbooks ‘totally unacceptable’.

According to the Middle East Eye, There are fears that the decision would constitute an attack on the religious identity of Egypt.

Meanwhile, Mustafa Bakri, a member of the Egyptian parliament has called the news a “false rumour” spread by “suspicious pages”.

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