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NYT: Upheaval Puts Militants in the Lurch

Author: John Leland
February 2, 2011


John Leland explains why jihadists feel left out of the revolution in Egypt.

The ideology of radical Islam was developed in Egypt, and its cadres were hardened in the prisons of the country's authoritarian president, Hosni Mubarak. But as antigovernment demonstrators battled it out with government supporters in Tahrir Square on Wednesday, jihadi groups found themselves curiously on the outside.

As Mr. Mubarak's government teetered, jihadis wrestled with what it meant to see a principal adversary assailed by an uprising whose agenda they do not share, with a potential slate of candidates they do not support waiting to take his place.

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