October 7, 2012

Salafists Surge Across Arab World

Booth, Washington Post

AP Photo

The elections that followed the Arab uprisings elevated Islamists out of decades of repression and into the region’s most powerful posts. Here in Egypt, a former prisoner became president. But to Salafists, adherents of a puritanical form of Islam who have embraced the country’s new freedoms with gusto, the emerging Islamist order has a serious flaw: It isn’t nearly Islamist enough.

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TAGGED: Libya, Yemen, Kuwait, Tunisia, Middle East, Egypt, Salafists, Political Islam


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