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The War Within: Salafists vs. Moderates

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The North Africa Journal | By Arezki Daoud | Political Islam in Search for Way Forward | In the aftermath of the toppling of many Arab dictators, Islamist politicians have come into the forefront of governance and are now seemingly in control. But as they move into halls of power in Tunis, Cairo, Rabat and elsewhere, we discover that Political Islam is not as homogenous as many thought. Philosophical differences and ideological gaps exist between the various stakeholders that are likely to make the transition to a stable region a difficult and bumpy road.

The ongoing fury in Arab capitals over an amateur movie insulting to the Muslim Prophet Mohamed has brought to  light fresh evidence of the existence of a rift between various political factions in the Islamic world. While the vast majority of Muslims would typically condemn the movie as an insult, a small but powerful faction would resort to the sort of violence that would lead to death and destruction.  Continue here | Click here to subscribe | Contact us to discuss this topic.

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