Egyptian Embassy in Vienna Hosts Reception for Mufti

The Egyptian embassy in Vienna hosted on Wednesday 19112014 a reception for visiting Mufti Shawki Allam and his accompanying delegation.

The delegation grouped head of the Evangelical Community in Egypt Safwat el-Bayadi, Muslim preacher Amr Khalid, Azhar’s undersecretary Abbas Shouman, and mufti’s aiser Ibrahim Negm.

A number of Egyptian community prominent figures in Austria were among attendees.

The delegation was visiting Austria to take part in the activities of the international conference, under the rubric “United against Violence in the Name of Religion: Protecting Religious and Cultural Diversity in Iraq and Syria”, organized by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue.

Allam delivered a speech during the conference, underscoring the importance of al-Azhar as a minaret for true Islam.

The Mufti stressed that all extremist groups and organizations have nothing to do with tolerant and genuine Islam, adding they misinterpreted the divine religion teachings.

MENA

Source : Egypt State Information Service