Salafism

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Synonyms for Salafism

a militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels

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The Constitution and Human Rights: A question and answer," Ana Salafy, December 7, 2012.
Prominent Egyptian comedian actor Adel Imam has refused to apologize to Egyptian Salafy lawyer Assran Mansour after the latter filed a lawsuit against the actor accusing him of insulting the Islamic religion.
Salafy Clerics have reportedly been involved in the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cario, and the rocket and suicide bomb attack on a southern Israeli highway, which killed 8 and injured more than 40.
Most young Hausa Ulama'a therefore subscribed to the Salafy mode of Islam, which was radical and revivalist in nature, adopting the Saudi and Middle Eastern Wahhabi discourse, Egyptian Ikhwan style, or the Iranian Shiite model of reformism.
Many madrasas were adversely affected, but several new ones such as Deobandh and then Nadwa (details later) were instituted by Islamic salafy revivalists deliberately to counter the colonial approach and bolster traditional religious education.