New Breed Of Islamists Emerges In Egypt

February 14, 2011

Author: Ned Parker

Source: The Los Angeles Times,0,5901828.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+latimes/features/religion+(L.A.+Times+-+Religious+News)

Mohammed Sharaf Eldin and Ahmed Usama joined the Muslim Brotherhood as young men in the belief that the organization's vision of political Islam was the way forward for Egypt.


But as they left their university years behind and settled into adulthood, they took slightly different paths. Eldin, 32, decided that the country's largest opposition group was too constricting; Usama, 33, vowed to reform the movement from within.