There is an Arabic paper about the concept of frivolous fatwas.
See in Egypt there was a period where there was a rising Islamic fundamentalism which was harmful to Egyptian life. Not only does Egypt have a cultural diversity it is also a major tourist destination.
And a lot of the Muslim Brotherhood were incredibly sinister. There are recent stories of mass graves and torture. But to get into the mindset of the Salafist and Islamicists in Egypt you have to look at the sort of things they wanted banned. [Read more…]