Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Waiting Is The Smartest Part

Why have the Salafis, Egypt's most conservative Islamists, decided to turn a relatively moderate presidential candidate into the apparent frontrunner by endorsing him? Political tactics, wherein patience can be a winning virtue. David D. Kirkpatrick and Mayy el Sheikh report:
Leading Salafis hinted in recent days that they did not expect quick fulfillment of their goals for a state governed by Islamic law. Instead , they wanted a president who could deal with Egypt’s pressing needs while allowing them freedom to preach and advocate.

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