January 5, 2012

Egypt's Salafis Seek Instant Sharia

Sarah Topol, Foreign Policy

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 It's the morning of the third and final round of Egypt's parliamentary elections and Ammar Fayed, an activist for the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, is nervous as hell.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Salafists


January 3, 2012
Egypt's Salafi Challenge
Omar Ashour, Project Syndicate
“We want democracy, but one constrained by God’s laws. Ruling without God’s laws is infidelity,” Yasser Burhami, the second leading figure in the Salafi Call Society (SCS) and its most charismatic leader, recently said.... more ››
December 25, 2011
Will Egypt's Christians Seek U.S. Refuge?
Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia
As political and economic conditions in Egypt deteriorate, a new kind of refugee is beginning to appear, one that will test America’s character.  Violence against Christians is growing; bad economic times, the inability or... more ››
December 27, 2011
Revolution a Setback for Egypt's Women
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The abuse of female protesters in Tahrir Square is just the latest in a series of challenges to women's rights since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. more ››
December 24, 2011
Egypt Flies Apart at the Seams
Khairi Abaza, New York Times
Egypt has seen an alarming rise in violence this past week between protesters and security forces — a stark illustration that the army has botched the country’s political transition. Since President Hosni Mubarak left... more ››
December 24, 2011
Egypt's Liberals vs. the Revolution
James Kirchick, American Interest
Sitting in a Pizza Hut just a block from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Mina Rezkalla can’t stop telling me how much he lovesSeinfeld. This is strange not least because Egypt is one of the most anti-Semitic countries in the world... more ››