Saturday, July 06, 2013

Egypt's Islamists Differ on Strategy and Tactics

Egypt update:
  • The Muslim Brotherhood is calling for annihilation of secular Egyptians. 
  • Al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai are trying to set up a no-go zone. 
  • The more extreme Salafist leaders are officially sitting on the sidelines while their followers take to the streets to join the MB rank and file.

Read more.

What the article omits: Saudi Arabia despises the Muslim Brotherhood because its Islamic republic idea threatens Saudi royal rule. (The kingdom has no civil or human rights.) But the Saudis support the Salafists as a way of placating domestic Al Qaeda-sympathizing elements.