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Latest in Tag: Salafi


Army and police are tyrants: Salafi Jihadists

By Nasser al-Azazi The “hatred oppression and tyranny” of the police and armed forces and their “heinous crimes against Muslims” are unforgiveable, the Salafi Jihadist Organisation of Sinai said in a recent statement. Appearing on a number of Jihadist websites, the statement condemned the army’s dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins at the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda …

Daily News Egypt

What are the ingredients and background of the Salafi movement in Egypt?

In the previous article, I covered the first segment of the Islamist movements in Egypt, which was the political Islamist parties, and it centred on the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, I will go into detail regarding the second segment, the religion-based Islamist parties. The religion-based Islamist parties are what we call Salafis. We call them the …

Farid Zahran

What is the political map of the Islamist movement in Egypt?

The number of “Islamic” or “quasi-Islamic” parties has officially reached 12. The parties can be categorised into three groups: the first are “political” Islamist parties, the second are “religion-based political” Islamist parties, and the third are the “radical” Islamist parties, or rather of radical backgrounds. At the heart of all these parties is the Freedom …

Farid Zahran

Managing editor Rana Allam

A country afraid of its parliament

There is not one political faction that wants to hold parliamentary elections nowadays, except maybe the Salafis. Elections were expected to be held in the next few months, right after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. However, everyone seems to be dreading these elections, despite the show to the contrary. It seems that all parties …

Rana Allam

Managing editor Rana Allam

Shi’as, Salafis…and Sheep

Living in a country populated by people both gifted with a strong sense of humour and beset by stark contradictions, following the news can put one in a predicament of whether to laugh out loud or shed bloody tears. I thought this week I would like to recap on some dark comedy material that hit …

Rana Allam

The Price

  The return of Naguib Sawiris to Egypt, along with the entire Sawiris Family, has raised some eyebrows on both sides of the political divide in Egypt, especially given that the Presidency sent a special envoy to welcome him back and hailed him as one of the “honest businessmen of Egypt” in an official statement. …

Mahmoud Salem

Seif pharmacies, racism and bringing down the Ikhwan

On Wednesday, Egyptian activists were in a frenzy. One of the most well-known pharmaceutical chains in Egypt, Seif Pharmacies, was in deep water after one of their appointed pharmacists refused to take money from a Nubian Egyptian for “being black”. Unfortunately for him, it was outspoken Nubian film director, Nada Zatouna. She went online and …

Sara Abou Bakr