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What had been planned as a “Friday of unifying the ranks” ended, as unanimously agreed by the Egyptian media, as a “Friday of splitting the ranks”. While the day began with various political groups, including Islamists, converging on Tahrir Square in numbers that came close to a million, it ended...
Coptic activists are against turning the Egyptian Revolution into a religious issue for Islamists took over Tahrir Square last Friday, during a protest. There were no agreements among different political groups before the protests.
'Grow your beard before Ramadan' is the slogan of a campaign planned by the salafists, who are calling for a million men to be bearded before the holy Muslim fasting month, corresponding with August. "I would like to see similar campaign for a million women to wear the niqāb [full-face veil],"...
Sharīf al-Shūbāshī wonders in an opinion article in al-Ahrām whether it is logical to ask the party that first sparked a fire to put it down, referring to attempts to have salafists intervening to end the current sectarian crisis. He said he has watched mind-boggling Youtube clips showing men,...
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
Dozens of salafists distributed fliers in Qena protesting against the cabinet statement issued on April 20, 2011.
Henk-Jan van Maanen, a researcher, came from The Netherlands to research places of Islamism, Liberalism and Christianity in post-Mubarak Egypt. He met with AWR's Managing Director, Mr. Hānī Labīb, who helped him with some contacts from whom he can benefit.    
Arab-West Report, March 28, 2011Title: Interview with Mr. Sharīf ‘Ismat ‘Abd al-Majīd (Founder of the “Hatef Islami”) about the current situation in Egypt Authors: Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, Arndt Emmerich and Judit Kuschnitzki Introduction of Mr. Sharīf ‘Ismat ‘Abd al-Majīd: In 2000 I left the hotel...
On a Youtube film released on March 28 one sees salafī leader Muhammad Hasān preaching against liberalism which, according to him is anti-Islam. This is a leader who prior to the revolution was unknown to most Egyptians. He was serving in prison for his aggressive speech and was released when the...

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