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Muslim Brotherhood Advocates Egyptian Modesty Police


By DAVID E. MILLER – “Officials of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s leading Islamic group, have called for the establishment of a Saudi-style modesty police to combat ‘immoral’ behavior in public areas in what observers say in another sign of a growing Islamic self-confidence in the post-Mubarak era.

In the political sphere, the Brotherhood led a successful drive to get voters to approve a package of constitutional amendments. On the street level, at least 20 attacks were perpetrated against the tombs of Muslim mystics (suffis), who are the subject of popular veneration but disparaged by Islamic fundamentalists, or salafis. After some initial hesitation, Islamic leaders have publicly praised the revolution.

‘This is incredibly worrying to many Egyptians,’ Maye Kassem, a political scientist at the American University in Cairo (AUC), told The Media Line.” Read more.

 

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