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Amr El Tohamy

Amr El Tohamy is an author at Religion News Service.

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Egypt fights Islamic extremism by allowing women leaders at mosques

June 20, 2018

CAIRO (RNS) — The move to introduce women preachers – wa’ezzat in Arabic – marks the first time females have formally addressed worshippers in these spaces as officially sanctioned clergy.

Fearing extremist violence, Egypt silences 20,000 storefront mosques

May 25, 2018

CAIRO (RNS) — The Egyptian government has banned preaching at 20,000 mosques as a precautionary measure to prevent extremist violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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