Grand Imam Meets Danish Ambassador in Cairo

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb met on Tuesday 11112014 Danish Ambassador in Cairo Pernille Dahler Kardel.

El-Tayyeb gave an overview of al-Azhar’s role and the steps it has taken to correct any false concepts about Islam.

He said that the reason behind youth joining terrorist groups and militias was their wrong perceptions of the real Islamic culture.

El-Tayyeb stressed that al-Azhar was confronting the extremist ideology firmly, pointing out that it was about to hold an international conference to face terrorism and extremism and to show how Islam had nothing to do with terrorist acts.

From her side, the Danish Ambassador expressed her happiness for meeting al-Azhar Grand Imam. She appreciated his efforts for spreading tolerance among peoples.

Kardel said that she would be in contact with al-Azhar officials to allow some sort of training on al-Azhar curriculums for the sheikhs from her country.

Source : Egypt State Information Service