Have Egypt’s Salafists had a change of heart on female leaders?

CAIRO — The Salafi Call has been known to modify and review several fatwas in the past, in light of prevailing political circumstances. Between 2011 and 2014, the movement had issued a fatwa prohibiting Coptic candidates from running in the parliamentary elections, but then in 2015 it changed its mind to include a number of Copts on its electoral lists, as per the election law at the time.

More information: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/egypt-salafist-call-women-governor-fatwa-splits-moderation.html

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