December 12, 2011
Salafists Shouldn't Be a Surprise
Nathan Field, The Arabist
One of the major themes I’ve noticed in the media after the Salafi al-Nour party won 25% of the votes in the first round of Egyptian elections was a surprise (or as in this week’s In Translation – anger). Yet their success shouldn’t be considered a surprise.
TAGGED: Egypt, Islamists, Salafists