According to Al-Monitor, the Ministry of Awqaf (religious endowment), in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Youth in Egypt, has begun aÂ national campaignÂ to fight the presumed spread ofÂ atheismÂ amongÂ youth.
Thus, those state departments decided to break into the world ofÂ atheistsÂ without having the slightest information that would allow them to control this phenomenon in any possible way.
Both Sheikh Ahmad Turk, director of mosques at the Ministry of Awqaf and in charge of the campaign against atheism, and Nuamat Sati, who is in charge of the campaign at the Ministry of Youth, told Al-Monitor that the spread of the phenomenon of atheism, specifically among youth, is what pushed the ministriesÂ to undertake this campaign today.
When asked about the availability of statistics showing the increasing spread of this phenomenon, Sati said, âThere are no statistics, which means that the size of the phenomenon was never known nor is it known today, so there is no absolute evidence of its spread.â
Pastor Abdul Massih Bassit, who is concerned about atheism, told Al-Monitor:Â âThere are no statistics and each part of society randomly estimates the size of the phenomenon. Atheists estimate their own number on theirÂ Facebook pagesÂ at between 2 and 4 million Egyptians, while certainÂ pastorsÂ say that their number is not more than 1,000-2,000.âÂ
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