On the rise since the late 1970's, the use of Islamic doctrine by various political/paramilitary organizations as a means to muster support or opposition for a particular cause has perhaps been the most marked phenomenon to sweep the region in decades.
Dec 09, 2013
Salafyo Costa were once the darlings of the media. Featured both in Egyptian outlets and foreign publications such as CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post, the groundbreaking youth movement founded in April 2011 brought together ultraconservative Salafis, Muslim Brotherhood supporters, political liberals and leftists, and Coptic Christians. Together they forged a common identity promoting both the goals of the January 25 revolution and the necessity of unity in an increasingly polarized society.