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More Radical Islamists May Thrive in Post Morsi Egypt

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Former Salafist presidential contender Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

LA Times – CAIRO – The military coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood this week could open the way for an even more conservative Islamist faction to make a run for the Egyptian leadership.

Nader Bakar of the ultraconservative Nour Party backed progressive Islamists during last year’s political campaigns but may be less inclined this time around to stifle aims of bringing the purest form of Islam into the politics of a country whose population is 90% Muslim.

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