Pressure on Al-Azhar Mosque

Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el Tayeb in the  mosque of the Al Azhar
Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el Tayeb in the mosque of the Al Azhar

Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el Tayeb of the Al-Azhar University Mosque has recently met with the current National Nasserist delegation. They discussed a multitude of important points on both a political and denominational level.
Some of the topics discussed included the situation in the Arab world, the role of Al-Azhar Mosque, the anti-Zionist resistance, and a commitment to work with Sunni and Shiite Muslims in order to persuade them to a reconciliation.

This is also the time when one of the delegation’s members would have conveyed the greeting of Hassan Nasrallah, the revered representative of the resistance, but the Egyptian Sheikh confessed that unfortunately he was a victim of great pressure. Indeed, he was urged to issue fatwas calling to the hatred of Shia and, at the same time, prevented him from conveying the greetings of the Secretary General of Hezbollah.

The Anti-Zionist Party can only rejoice these positions we adhere to and which are also in line with important figures who are recognized by both Sunni and Shia Muslims.
We will use the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as an example. Recently, he strongly criticized Islamic leaders of various Sunni Schools who were suspected of being recruited by the intelligence services of some Western countries.

“Anything that offends Shiites or any other Islamic school or thought means collusion with foreign intelligence services,” declared Ayatollah Khamenei during the last Eid Al-Ghadir celebration.

Attempts at dividing the Muslims which ultimately only serves those in control over the holy places of Islam, are growing so quickly that we must worry about them and take them seriously.

Amid the nauseating projects: “British Shiism”, the latest calls for violence from the weekly sermons of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and the pressures being applied to large bodies of Sunni Islam, it is high time that speeches like that of Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el Tayeb are heard and that Al Azhar University finally regain the place it deserves in representing the Muslim affairs.

Contrary to what the Wahhabi kingdom of Saudi Arabia might suggest, it has never really been able to match Al-Azhar University in regards to reference materials or other religious knowledge. Also, when pressure is placed upon in it (Saudi Arabia), it tries to manipulate the entire Sunni tradition.
Whatever our beliefs, we must support those who are working for unity and justice, not those who are sowing discord. The time has come to break away from these false conflicts which have poisoned the Muslim community for centuries and to finally unite against the common enemy and divider that represents the Zionist oligarchy.
yahia_gouasmi_05-300x200Yahia Gouasmi
Anti-Zionist Party President