Under attack

Sufi Muslims thrive in Egypt despite bombing of shrines

Posted: June 22, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.

lam. In particular, they point to Sufis’ reverence for saints and holy men and for the shrines where they are buried. Salafis and other hard-liners consider such reverence as idolatrous. And with hard-liners emboldened and given a freer hand since the 2011 fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, attacks on shrines have escalated.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 06/22/2013