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A religious leader returns to Egypt

Among those in Tahrir Square celebrating the one week anniversary of Mubarak leaving power was Sunni cleric Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, according to this New York Times article.  He spoke in Cairo for the first time in 50 years, which is how long he has been in exile after being jailed and forced out for his affiliation with Islamist movements in Egypt.  While he is a religious leader, his speeches indicate that he is pro-democracy and pro-pluralism.  He is also an advocate of violent resistance against Israel and against US troops in Iraq.


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