This is a really interesting essay, and I urge you to read the whole thing.
This is getting very little attention in the mainstream media, mostly likely because it is so at odds with President Obama's Middle Eastern policies.
Extremely courageous, under reported, under-examined and under-examined by the mainstream, so you know it's VERY important.
"Sheikh Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar
University, the seat of Sunni Islam, yesterday delivered a courageous,
historic speech in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, urging reform in religious
education to curb extremism in Islam. Al-Tayyeb's address was the result
of an even more courageous and historic speech, delivered a few weeks
ago by Egypt's devoutly Muslim President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at
"El-Sisi's monumental statement, truly worthy of a Nobel Prize, is
having a seismic result. Al-Sisi directed his remarks, about the ills of
Islam to Islamic clerics in Egypt and around the world. It was
enormously brave of him. He did not single out radical Islam, but he did
call on all Muslims to examine themselves, carry out a religious
revolution and renew their faith."
"El-Sisi, a man of monumental courage, urged Muslims not to behave
according to the ancient, destructive interpretations of the Qur'an and
Islam that make the rest of the world hate them, destroy Islam's
reputation and put Muslim immigrants to Western countries in the
position of having to fight their hosts. He claimed that it is illogical
for over a billion Muslims to aspire to conquer and subdue six billion