The Rise Of The Salafis
10/7/12
 
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political Islam’s radical fringe is using new freedoms to disrupt the transition to democracy. Will it ruin the promise of the Arab Spring?,
from Time Magazine,
10/8/12:

He is the son of Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheik … he was captured in Afghanistan 10 years later and imprisoned in Egypt until the fall of 2010, or even that he is a prominent member of the fundamentalist Salafi movement, which rejects, sometimes with violence, most modern and western mores.

many Salafis regard the west, and especially the US, as the implacable enemy of Islam.

Osama bin Laden was one.

It’s very simple. We want Shari’a. Shari’a in economy, in politics, in judiciary, in our borders and our foreign relations” says Rahman.

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