[lit-ideas] The Jihadists' War With Islamist Democrats

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "polidea@xxxxxxxxxx" <polidea@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 07:24:03 -0700 (PDT)

Al Qaeda has also struggled to respond to the Arab Spring. In Egypt, Libya, and 
Tunisia, Islamists have rejected al Qaeda’s model of autocratic governance 
through sharia law in favor of parliamentary politics. Even many of al Qaeda’s 
theological fellow travelers, such as the ultraconservative Salafis in Egypt, 
have embraced the democratic process and formed political parties to compete in 

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/68160/william-mccants/al-qaedas-challenge ;

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