September 27, 2012

What Do the Salafists Want?

Ashraf Khalil, Time

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To even approach Mohammed Abdel Rahman, you have to take off your shoes. The son of the man Americans call “the blind sheik”—Omar Abdel Rahman, who is now serving a life sentence for seditious conspiracy in a North Carolina prison–spends part of each day at a make-shift open air sit-in calling for his father’s release just outside the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

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Libya Must Now Confront Salafists
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The Sources of Salafi Conduct
William McCants, Foreign Affairs
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