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Libya: The Madkhalis: Influence and Role in Libya’s Power Struggle

Western diplomats are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing assertiveness of hard-line Salafists, commonly known as Madkhalis, in Libya. Considered to be the largest stream of Salafism in the country, the Madkhalis take their cue from a Saudi preacher called Rabee al-Madkhali and are vehemently opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood and other forms of political Islam.

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