Egypt’s Grand Mufti prays with generals, urges Muslim-Christian unity

By Reuters Staff
March 11, 2011
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(A rally to demonstrate unity between Muslims and Christians at Tahrir Square in Cairo March 11, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egyptian Copts hold funeral after Christian-Muslim strife kills 13

By Reuters Staff
March 10, 2011
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(Egyptian Coptic Christians gather for funeral of seven victims of sectarian clashes, at Samaan el-Kharaz Church in Cairo March 10, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

In free Egypt, Salafists regroup and speak out

February 21, 2011
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(Cairo mosques on a foggy cold day, December 11, 2010/Amr Abdallah Dalsh )

Islamists who suffered some of the toughest oppression of President Hosni Mubarak’s era are speaking out and regrouping for the first time in years, making the most of freedoms they have not enjoyed since the 1970s.  Egypt’s Salafists are resurfacing, from groups that once took up arms against Mubarak’s administration, such as the Gama’a al-Islamiya, to others only involved in peaceful preaching to advance their fundamentalist vision of Islam.

Egyptian revolution brings show of religious unity after tensions

February 18, 2011
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(A Muslim holding the Koranand a Coptic Christian holding a cross in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011/Dylan Martinez)

In the new Egypt, Gama’a Islamiya steps out of shadows

February 18, 2011
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(Tahrir Square in Cairo February 18, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

The overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak has allowed an Islamist group that took up arms against his administration to step out of the shadows for the first time in years. The Gama’a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) this week held its first public meetings in 15 years, said Assem Abdel-Maged, a leading member of the group who has spent half his life in prison for a role in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.

Muslim Brotherhood treads cautiously in the new Egypt

February 16, 2011
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(A girl waves an Egyptian flag at sunset in Cairo February 14, 2011 /Suhaib Salem)

Egypt opposition needs time, or Islamists will win – party

By Reuters Staff
February 14, 2011
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(Opposition supporters clean up Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 13, 2011/Dylan Martinez)

U.S. eyes Egypt Islamists as extremist fears fester

February 13, 2011
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(An Egyptian flag with a peace sign at a rally in Trafalgar Square, in central London February 12, 2011/Luke MacGregor)

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Egypt and Pakistan; something borrowed, something new

February 9, 2011

candelightThe Egyptian uprising contains much that is familiar to Pakistan - the dark warnings of a coup, in Egypt's case delivered by Vice President Omar Suleiman, the role of political Islam, and a relationship with the United States distorted by U.S. aid and American strategic interests which do not match those of the people.

Banned Islamists say time for change in Morocco

February 7, 2011
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(A mosque in Ksar el Kebir February 5, 2008/Rafael Marchante)

The banned Islamist group Justice and Charity, believed to be Morocco’s biggest opposition force, has said “autocracy” will be swept away unless the country pursues deep democratic reform.