In a special series, The World’s Ben Gilbert reports on how the rise of Islamist parties in post-Mubarak Egypt might impact the country’s delicate balance of religions and its political landscape.
A year ago Egypt was experiencing the early days of life without President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years. He had always warned that if he left the scene, “the Islamists” would take over. The World’s Ben Gilbert reports on just who the Islamists are and what they want for Egypt. More>>>
Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade-long rule was seen by many as a safeguard against Islamist parties gaining power. Now those parties hold a solid majority of the seats in the country’s new parliament. Here, Ben Gilbert examines the Salafis, who play a major role in Egypt’s conservative Islamic movement. More>>>
Coptic Christians in Egypt had a degree of protection during the reign of Hosni Mubarak, but now that Islamist parties dominate the new parliament, Egypt’s Copts are feeling increasingly vulnerable. More>>>