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LIGNET: Sisi's Call for Reform of Islam Signals Shift in Arab Attitudes

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 05:25 PM

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An Egyptian woman kisses a poster of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, leader of the nation's interim government. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian interim President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sent out shock waves last week by declaring it is time for Islam to join the 21st century. A significant shift in public attitudes in the Arab world among scholars and the media, but also at the highest reaches of political power, suggests a potential for fundamental change to come.

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