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#1 Salafists -- whose name comes from the word "Salaf," meaning ancestor or predecessor -- share a common goal of fully implementing Islamic law. But they differ widely on what that means, and on how to get there.
Perhaps that will lead to red-on-red chaos. "You're not Islamic enough!" Bang-bang-bang.
In Egypt, after watching warily from the sidelines of the revolution, Salafists have embraced their role in the new democracy. They launched a dozen television channels and, in upcoming elections, could build on their 25 percent parliamentary minority, allowing them to pressure the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government to appoint more Salafist cabinet ministers.
Tourism? What's that? They can join their Palestinian brothers in the handout line.
Posted by Bobby 2012-10-07 14:27||