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New Release: Salafists move to centre of Egypt's political scene

Mamdouh Al-Sheikh charts the rise of Salafists from the shadows to the centre of political life in post-revolution Egypt

Ahram Online, Monday 5 Mar 2012
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Al-Salafyoon men Alzel ela Qalb Al-Mashhad (Salafists: From the Margins to the Heart of the Scene) by Mamdouh Al-Sheikh, Cairo: Akhbar Al-Youm.

During the Mubarak era, Salafists were in the shadows, living away from politics and public sphere, yet after the January 25 Revolution they powerfully entered the political domain.

Al-Sheikh tracks their rise to the heart of Egypt's political scene, tackles the questions this raises and the probable effect on society.

An Egyptian writer and thinker, Al-Sheikh was a prominent member of the Amal leftist party and has written poetry and analysis of Islamic groups.



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