Al-Azhar in the crosshairs

Here’s an interesting view of Al-Azhar, the Cairo complex of mosque, university and administration that’s the acknowledged seat of Sunni Islam’s scholarship and rulings. When he was in power, President Mubarak attached Al-Azhar to the state by appointing a crony the head it. Now Al-Azhar is standing behind the Egyptian military and its government, angering its Islamist students. It’s another example of how Islam and Egypt are neither monolithic nor simple.  Here’s the full story:


Al-Azhar in Cairo

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