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Sisi's Protestant Reformation of Islam

Reader comment on item: A Century of the Muslim Brotherhood

Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 9, 2022 at 13:17

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

Thanks against for introducing me to this esteemed author, Cynthia Farahat, who is also employed by your excellent Middle East Forum. I have been reading about her and am impressed by her research and writing, particularly about Egypt and its long association with the Muslim Brotherhood even under the so-called "Socialist," Nasser.

In particular, I just read her 2019 about Egypt's President Sisi who is an amazing reform of Islam:

2019 3-12 "Who Is Sisi of Egypt? A Reformer" by Cynthia Farahat

It seems to me that you, Dr. Daniel Pipes, have not expressed sufficient support for Egypt's Sisi. I recollect that you doubted his abilities in the beginning. I hope you have changed you mind about him? According to author Cynthia Farahat, it appears that Sisi is the greatest Muslim reformer of Islam in modern times relation to a Majority Muslim country, which is Egypt.

Incidentally, Quranist, who are Muslims that emphasize the Quran appear to resemble Martin Luther's rejection of the Vatican and its Cannon Law; the latter corresponds to Sharia. Sisi advocates for tolerance which means that the current minority of Quranists are to be tolerated. Sisi even advocates tolerance of Atheists. And under him, a Muslim murder of a Christian receives capital punishment - a first in Egypt, even though it violates Sharia!


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Sisi has some good aspects but I remain highly suspicious of him.

Thank you for the kind words about Cynthia Farahat, but she is not employed by the Middle East Forum.

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