Monday, February 14, 2011
The precarious nature of Egyptian politics
Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal Jihad website recently published a fatwa by Abu Mundhir Al-Shinqiti, a prominent Salafi-jihadist cleric. He ruled that the recent participation in the protests in Egypt was permissible since it might bring about the fall of the current Egyptian regime. In his view not only would the fall of the Mubarak regime change the political situation in Egypt itself, but it would also cause the West to lose an important ally and signal a new era in the Arab and Islamic world.