News of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, has sparked debate across the region about the consequences of his demise.
In Cairo, anthropologist Andrea Rugh overheard Egyptian friends talking in animated tones about a beloved advice column they awaited eagerly each week. The wildly popular column, published in Al-Ahram, a widely read, quasi-governmental newspaper, featured advice on a wide range of issues.
"Political Islam" is a constantly changing force in global politics. It is the name frequently used to designate movements that explicitly call for application of Islamic principles in modern political life.