Egypt’s Sisi: Islamic “Thinking” Is “Antagonizing the Entire World”
This 2 minute video is the one I show when I discuss the topic of "Islamophobia". I use it precisely because it features a Muslim who is a world leader and wants to see the Faith adapt - or perhaps he would argue simply be rightly understood - so that it fits happily with the rest of the world as it now is. Sisi made this speech on New Years day 2015 at Al-Azhar University in Cairo to top intellectuals and leaders. The chaps in the little red and white hats are graduates of Al-Azhar. Other Muslim scholars tend to defer to such graduates as they are among the very best scholars.
Sisi is taking quite a gutsy stand and chooses his words carefully. He and Muslims like him need our support in the face of the kind of threats the man with the Zebiba* in the photo is making.