Al Azhar University, known as the preeminent Sunni institution of the world, has been infiltrated by terrorists, Wahhabis and Salafists, according to Egyptian journalist Ibrahim Issa.
Issa, a top tier journalist, is the co-founder of the popular Egyptian weekly Al-Dustour. He is the current editor-in-chief of Al Tahrir, which he co-founded in 2011.
Speaking on the television program 25/30, of which he is the host, Issa said that one only need to look at the student body to verify the truth of his statement. Issa emphasized that most of the students at the university, which is located in Cairo, belong to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government.
Issa also blamed the employees and faculty of Al Azhar University of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and other the terrorist groups, saying they support the violent acts that have been carried out by the students.
He also addressed the issue of whether or not the academic year would be able to begin, considering the plethora of Brotherhood activists amid a backdrop of violent acts and IED bombs that have been detonated.
Issa stressed the need to recognize the infiltration and emphasized that ignoring the situation will mean that any hope for reform will be almost certainly be lost.
Issa’s program is broadcast on OnTV, an Egyptian satellite station.