A thousand Salafists join Preacher Mohamed Hassan’s party in Qena

Ahram Online, Saturday 16 Jul 2011

The new party supports the implementation of sharia law in Egypt

Around one thousand new members have joined Preacher Mohamed Hassan’s new party in Upper Egypt's Qena Governorate. The party, which Hassan has called to form, is named El-Asala (The Fundamentals).

Party member Hussein Shabaan said that the newly joined are going to act as founding members to the party and explained that the Salafi movement is known to be strong in Qena.

The most fundamental principle for the party, according to Shabaan, is the application of sharia (Islamic jurisprudence).  

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