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Journalist Wael Lotfy, winner of the State Prize for Social Sciences, said that returning to religiosity after defeats is familiar to Egyptians.
Lutfi added, during his meeting with the “Rai Aam” program on the “TeN” satellite channel, on Sunday, that the late President Anwar Sadat was not a hardliner, but his tendency to Islamists was due to his conflict with the leftists.
Lotfy stressed that Sadat was not alone responsible for the emergence of Islamic currents in the seventies, pointing out that Sheikh Abdel Halim Mahmoud is the only Sheikh of Al-Azhar who met the American president, especially as he was fighting communism, and played a role in spreading the ideas of the Brotherhood.
The winner of the State Prize for Social Sciences indicated that Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali disagreed with the Brotherhood, but his speech was not separated from their ideas, pointing out that the “cassette” played a role in the stardom and fame of Sheikh Abdel Halim Kishk.