Egypt's leader el-Sissi calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

January 8, 2015 5:15 AM

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Egypt's leader el-Sissi calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014 file photo released by Egypt's official Middle East News Agency (MENA) shows Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, second right, the Grand Sheik of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, right, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, center, and others praying on the first day of Eid al-Aha, or Feast of Sacrifice, in Cairo, Egypt. El-Sissi opened 2015 with a dramatic call for a “revolution” in Islam. His professed goal is to purge the religion of extremist ideas of intolerance and violence that fuel groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State - and lie behind Tuesday’s attack in Paris on a French satirical newspaper that killed 12 people. (AP Photo/MENA, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt. El-Sissi opened 2015 with a dram...

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