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In Egypt, massive funding for new mosques questioned amid economic crisis

The Egyptian Ministry of Endowments has built thousands of new mosques in President Sisi's time in office, despite pressing needs for education, health care, and other services.
Cairo mosque

CAIRO — From his balcony in al-Qubbah district of the capital Cairo, 20-year-old Mahmoud Abdo can hear the call to prayer from at least five different mosques. 

Amid Egypt's dire economic conditions, Abdo is not sure that the excessive spending on all these religious centers is necessary.

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