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In Egypt, a Campaign to Promote an “Egyptian Islam”

posted on October 11, 2013

At The Washington Post, Stephanie McCrummen discusses Egypt’s military-backed government’s attempt to spread “Egyptian Islam” to counter the Muslim Brotherhood and imams urging a more Islamist political order. “This is the new regime trying to create an official Islam, a state Islam, which doesn’t exist within the Islamic tradition,” said Emad Shahin, professor of public policy at the American University in Cairo. “It’s providing a religious justification to tolerate the killing of possibly thousands of people, and it is sending alarming signals into many segments of society. This is exactly what you call fascism.”

Read at The Washington Post