This article examines the trajectory of the group called the ‘Salafist Call’ in Alexandria (al-Da‘wah al-Salafiyyah) and its political party, the ‘Nour Party’ (Hizb al-Nur). It discusses the group's formation, its intellectual and legal concepts and positions, its move towards party political action, the repercussions of that experience on both the group and its political party as well as the effect of that on the performance of political Islamism in general. The conclusion considers the future of Salafist political action and the extent to which the Salafist Call can continue as the political representative of the Islamists, particularly in light of the ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
The Salafist Call in Alexandria: the trajectory of the organization and outcomes of its politics*
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Ahmed Zaghloul Shalata; The Salafist Call in Alexandria: the trajectory of the organization and outcomes of its politics. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 July 2016; 9 (3): 351–364. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1193973
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