July 2, 2012

The Salafi Awakening

Daniel Byman & Zack Gold, The National Interest

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In the wake of Egypt's revolution and subsequent elections, Westerners have focused on the Muslim Brotherhood. But the Egyptian Salafis, more fundamentalist than the Brotherhood, bear watching as well.

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