Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Egypt: Prominent Salafi Cleric Urges All Egyptians To Grow Beards . . . Including Women . . .: "(Egyptian Gazette) — As the revolutionaries have been organising million-strong protests in Al Tahrir Square to press for their unfulfilled demands via social networking websites, the Salafists are now doing the same to persuade other Muslims to grow beards and be more pious.Sheikh Mohamed Hassan, a veteran cleric with strong Salafist leanings, has lauded the campaign, hoping that 80 million Egyptians (this would include all Egypt’s women and children too) grow a beard like the Prophet Mohamed
These Salafists are calling for a million men to be bearded before the holy fasting month of Ramadan which starts in August.
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