I have a new article that was published today at Tahrir Squared, a web site dedicated to covering issues related to the ongoing "Arab Spring." Since my own research doesn't really focus on Egypt, I normally wouldn't have thought to write on this topic. However, I was recently invited to by Dr. Hisham Hellyer, an Egypt specialist and one of the site's editors.
The piece is centered on recent, growing protests by Egyptian Salafi Sunnis against warming diplomatic and economic ties with Iran as well as against Shi'ite Muslims generally, whom they view as not being Muslim.
I also analyze the religious and political roots of their animus against both the Iranian government and Shi'ite Islam generally.
Read the rest at Tahrir Squared.