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Misunderstanding the Victims of the Sinai Massacre

“To describe Sufis as ‘tolerant’ and ‘pluralistic’ may be true, but doing so presupposes that non-Sufi Muslims aren’t tolerant or pluralistic.”
Source: Amr Dalsh

What are Sufis? This was a question many were asking after Egyptians were massacred on Friday in the Sinai. They were killed in an assault by Islamist militants (likely from the local Islamic State affiliate, although the group has not yet made a claim of responsibility) on Al Rawdah mosque, which is commonly described as a “Sufi mosque.” The implication is that its congregants observed a more “mystical”

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