Who are the Sufis associated with the mosque attacked in Egypt?

Who are the Sufis associated with the mosque attacked in Egypt?The mosque where Friday’s massacre unfolded in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula had been widely associated with Sufi Muslims who have been attacked by the Islamic State group wherever the extremists operate. A Bedouin tribal leader told AFP the Rawda mosque, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, was known as a Sufi mosque and contained a “zawiya” — a lodge used by the mystics for prayers and gatherings. Last year, the jihadists kidnapped and beheaded an elderly Sufi leader, accusing him of practising witchcraft.



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