Islamists Rely on TV Sheiks to Woo Egyptians
Popular Islamic preachers who host shows on religious television channels are helping Salafi Islamists gain sway in Egypt.
Al Qaeda chief's kin, other Salafis push for a puritanical Egypt
Extremist Islamists, once on the fringe of society, are seeing their influence grow. 'God's teachings must be carried out,' Ayman Zawahiri's brother, Mohammed, says. CAIRO — The brother of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri is an unflinching man with a graying beard whose aim, as a Salafi, is to impose Islamic law on the divided country that has emerged since the overthrow of secular autocrat Hosni Mubarak two years ago.
Egypt unleashes Islamic morality police force
A new informal police force has been launched in Cairo, to ensure Islamic morals are adhered to. The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice denies it is linked to Saudi's dreaded morality police, which share the same name.
Egypt rivals commit to 'serious dialogue'
Parties and groups cutting across political lines condemn violence at meeting called by country's top Islamic scholar.
Egypt politicians renounce violence at crisis talks
CAIRO - Egypt's feuding politicians finally met on Thursday, summoned by the country's most influential Islamic scholar who made them call an end to violence after a week of the deadliest protests since President Mohamed Mursi took office.
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