Having experienced what it’s like to be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood in the tumultuous but brief one-year presidency of Mohamed Morsi that followed the so-called Arab Spring — an Arab Spring that had the full support of the Obama administration — Egypt’s secular government is now doing something that West European countries and the United States should well consider.
In an effort to stamp down extremist militant Islamists, Cairo closed down 27,000 small mosques across the country.
Rami Galal reports for Al-Monitor:
An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close downneighborhood places of worshipof less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move intended to protect young people from the militancy…
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