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Al-Azhar goes online to fight extremism
by Reham Mokbel
Al-Azhar is preparing to fight extremism and terrorism in the wake of accusations of negligence in countering extremism and calls for the renewal of religious discourse.
Al-Azhar has created an online observatory to reply to terrorists' allegations in different languages. In the same context, the Ministry of Religious Endowments held training classes for young imams to familiarize them with online communication tools, empowering them to correct misconceptions about Islam.
Al-Azhar's ability to be effective in cyberspace depends on its acquisition of technical capabilities equal to those of terrorist organizations, especially the Islamic State.
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