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ICYMI: Egypt Mosque Attack Highlights Misunderstanding of Sufis - The Atlantic H.A. Hellyer

Another good article on the relationship between Sufism and Islam:

The attack on Al Rawdah mosque in the Sinai last Friday, during which Islamists claimed at least 305 lives, was quite possibly the deadliest terrorist atrocity in modern Egyptian history and one of the largest terrorist attacks worldwide.

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Church bells ring out in solidarity with Muslim victims of North Sinai mosque bomb

Posted on: November 27, 2017

The al-Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed, North Sinai

Photo Credit: Egypt’s State Information Service

Church bells rang out across Egypt on Saturday as an act of solidarity with the Muslim community, following a terror attack on the al-Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed, North Sinai. 334 more words


Understanding the Egyptian Mosque Massacre

On Friday the world was shocked by the extremely brutal attack on the Muslim mosque in Al-Arish Egypt.  At least 305 lost their lives and over 125 others were wounded as 25-30 terrorists armed with automatic machine guns stormed the premises in several vehicles, taking up positions in the front of the mosque and at its entrances.  531 more words

Current Events

Sinai tribes vow to eliminate extremist militancy after Friday mosque massacre

We only have death for IS militants, not trials or prisons: say Sinai tribes

Taha Sakr

November 26, 2017
3:03 pm

Following the attack on the al-Rawda mosque in the city of Bir al-Abd in Egypt’s North Sinai on Friday that killed 308 people, the Union of Sinai Tribes is vowing to eliminate the presence of militants in the restive peninsula. 226 more words

Arab World

Islamic State raises stakes with Egypt mosque attack

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Damaged vehicles are seen after a bomb exploded at Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Soliman

By Yursi Mohamed and Mahmoud Mourad… 903 more words

Current Affairs

Long Live the Sufis!

On Friday last, over 300 Sufi Muslim worshipers were killed during prayer time at a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Many more were injured. MB read in some reports that the attack on the Mosque was unexpected. 294 more words

Irish Man In The Middle East

The Sinai Terror Attack, Salafi-Jihadism, and Sufism

The terrorist attack on the Rawda mosque in northern Sinai province on Friday, which killed over 300 Muslim worshippers as they performed their Friday prayers, was… 1,085 more words