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Latest in Tag: Salafi


Setting the stage: The 2012 Abbaseya clashes

Although the political dispute between the State and the Islamists intensified after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the May 2012 Abbaseya clashes count as the first main bloody confrontation between the countries’ two political entities. In defiance of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ (SCAF) delay to hand power …

Adham Youssef

Salafi choices during the presidential elections

By Nader Bakkar From an intellectual point of view, the Salafi movement is a rich one, distinguished by varying interpretations within the same school of thought and containing both positives and negatives simultaneously. A group of scholars and independent preachers that belong to this movement have preferred to withdraw completely from the political scene and …

Daily News Egypt

Return of jihadist fighters from Syria sparks fear in Tunisia

AFP – Around 400 Tunisian jihadists have returned from fighting in the Syrian war, the interior minister said, sparking fears that the battle-hardened militants could fuel Islamist violence back home. Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been rocked by sporadic violence linked to Muslim extremists who were suppressed under the regime of ousted strongman Zine …

Daily News Egypt

Managing editor Rana Allam

Will you vote this year?

This will be the third year in a row that Egyptians will vote on a constitution. Yet another referendum with yet another Yes campaign. Vote Yes for stability , they said in 2011. Vote Yes for Islam, they said in 2012. Vote Yes for your country, they are saying in 2013. Never are there campaigns …

Rana Allam