Mideast Egypt Salafis

December 6, 2011 - 5:15 PM
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 file photo, Egyptians in a public bus are seen under a giant Arabic banner supporting Farid Ali, a Salafi candidate for the Parliamentary elections, in Cairo, Egypt. The ultraconservative Salafi movement pulled off the biggest surprise of Egypt's elections. They are flush with cash and rely on their own TV networks _ in addition to local imams _ to reach the masses with the message that they are a clean and righteous alternative to the corrupt, ousted regime. Arabic reads " candidate of the Salafi party Al-Nour " . (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, file)