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Egypt Orders Muslim Preachers to Deliver Identical Weekly Sermons

Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday that Muslim clerics would be required to read out identical pre-written weekly sermons as part of the government's campaign against extremism, drawing angry criticism from some preachers. The ministry of religious endowments has since 2014 been providing imams with topics for their sermons at Friday prayers, but the latest move confines preachers across the country to reading from the same script. "No one disagreed during the meeting [of...

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