(FT) Egyptians divided over Islam’s political role

Posted by Kendall Harmon

But while Egyptians can agree that Mr Mubarak was bad for the country, and that all those who helped topple him deserve public approval, there is far less certainty in people’s minds over the future political order which should emerge.

Religion is at the centre of this lack of clarity. A clear majority – 62 per cent – told the pollsters that laws should strictly follow the teachings of the Koran. However, only 31 per cent said “they tend to sympathise with the Islamic fundamentalists in their country”, while another 30 per cent said they sympathised more with “those who disagree with Islamic fundamentalists”.

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