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LIGNET: Ansar al-Sharia Missionaries Morph Into Radical Jihadists

Image: LIGNET: Ansar al-Sharia Missionaries Morph Into Radical Jihadists A protester brandishes his weapon as others flash the victory sign as a car burns near the headquarters of hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/GettyImages)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 02:32 PM

One of the unintended consequences of the Arab Spring of 2011 was the birth of a network of Salafist jihadists, Ansar al-Sharia, which began as a preaching movement but morphed into a violent, anti-democratic, multicountry franchise that uses terror to impose Sharia law.

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