Friday, December 08, 2006

Egypt and Mosque Protests

The Egyptian government is considering a ban on mosque protests. The law was unveiled by the Ministry of Waqf (Islamic Endowments), ostensibly to preserve the sanctity of religious worship, and a former Chief Mufti of Egypt has spoken up in support. I don't, however, believe this will go over well with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Mubarak regime is simply trying to stymie a potential source of opposition, and the only one with a large following in the general population. This also shows how far government-appointed religious leaders can be out of touch with much of the population.


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