Support From Islamists for Liberal Upends Race in Egypt - NYTimes.com
Intéressant portrait du candidat islamiste favori à la présidentielle égyptienne (on croirait juste qu’il n’a que des qualités... ; il faudrait aussi donner la parole à ses opposants...)
Mr. Aboul Fotouh’s liberal understanding of Islamic law on matters of individual freedom and economic equality had already made him the preferred candidate of many Egyptian liberals.
His endorsement on Saturday by the Salafis now makes him the candidate of Egypt’s most determined conservatives, too. Known for their strict focus on Islamic law, the Salafis often talk of reviving medieval Islamic corporal punishments, restricting women’s dress and the sale of alcohol, and cracking down on heretical culture.