Tagged: political Islam

‘Tabib: Egypt overcame political Islamist rule and will not go back,’ Al-Mogaz (Egypt), 16 March 2014

A sheikh at al-Azhar has stated that Egypt has moved past a phase of political Islam, and will not go back to it. Dr. Ahmed Tabib also downplayed the idea of tensions between Muslims and Christians in the country, believing the charge to be a strategic move by the West to paint a negative picture of Egypt. Continue reading

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government planned on fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but were saved from that fate by the June 30th revolution. He is also calling for rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, especially as tensions between the US and Iran are calming. Continue reading