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17. Egypt: Islamists criticize the Government’s intention to spread a network of closed circuit cameras in mosques

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17. Egypt: Islamists criticize the Government’s intention to spread a network of monitoring cameras in mosques
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2010
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32
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17
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5
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August 7, 2010
Author: 
Ahmad Rahīm
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Radwa Yūnus
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Egyptian Islamists criticize the government's plan to monitor mosques electronically through closed circuit cameras connected to a central network.

A source from the Ministry of Endowments told al-Hayāh that the plan aims mainly to monitor the punctuality of imāms and workers, and to monitor donation boxes.

Islamists regard the steps to unify the call to prayer and Friday speeches, and qualifying imāms under the supervision of the ministry are all attempts to nationalize the Islamic da'wah.

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