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The electoral alliance announced by Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl includes al-Ansār Party, al-‘Ummah, al-Sha’b, and al-Nūr al-Jadīd. He will announce the partners of his new alliance and the name of his new political party within hours. This alliance is considered the largest Salafī alliance .
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
“We kept quiet, so he barged in with his donkey” is a popular idiom that exemplifies the state of religious parties, which started appearing directly after the 25th of January Revolution. 
The July 2013 uprising of the Egyptian people against the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood was a deep rejection of the Islamic parties regardless of their denomination. Therefore, different civil political forces called for the enactment of laws banishing the establishment of parties on the basis of...
  Interviewers: Cornelis Hulsman, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Quinta Smit   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Approved by interviewee   The interview with Jerome Drevon, a French PhD student, focuses on the Islamic...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
The popular image of Salafī Muslims in Egypt is of a lower-class, older generation, perhaps limited in educational achievement. This is not their fault, many might patronizingly sympathize, as President Mubarak is blamed for letting the school system rot to keep the population ignorant, poor, and...
One of the interesting subplots to the Egyptian revolution is the fate of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, known as the Blind Shaykh, who is incarcerated in America for his role in organizing the 1993 attempt to blow up the World Trade Center. His family has maintained a small sit-in protest outside the US...
Salafi politics has taken Egypt by storm. This has surprised many commentators who underestimated their base of thought and non-political nature. For others, it has been a validation of years of Salafi work in mosques and surrounding communities to preach Islam and help the poor.   As an aid to...
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