Tagged with Asala Party

Anti-Coup Terrorism: License and Reluctance

Anti-Coup Terrorism: License and Reluctance

From my recent article on Egypt Source. Here is the license: Recently on the Istanbul-based pro-Brotherhood channel named Raba’a Sheikh Afifi called on Muslims to resist the coup, but not with weapons. “This will enable them to commit their crimes against us with full freedom,” he said. It is not that the use of weapons … Continue reading

Another Coup, A Salafi Hope

Another Coup, A Salafi Hope

From my recent article in Egypt Source: In order to reverse a coup d’état, Egypt needs a coup d’état. This, in brief, is the solution to Egypt’s crisis offered by Hani Fawzi, general secretary of the Cairo-based Salafi Asala Party. It must be prompted, however, by massive protests. No longer simply the domain of the … Continue reading

The Growing Pains of Salafi Politics

The Growing Pains of Salafi Politics

From my latest article in EgyptSource: The Salafi political movement experienced massive transition in the past two weeks, enduring splits, recriminations, and leadership changes. Having long foresworn the political process, it is right and natural for growing pains to characterize their apparent embrace of democracy. Taking stock, three observations describe their current standing. These are: … Continue reading