Attack on Sufi shrines

When we covered the Mughal Empire some weeks ago, we discussed the issue of religious tolerance v. conformity to religious orthodoxy as well as the role of Sufism during the reign of the Mughals from Babur through Akbar to Aurangzeb. Unfortunately, there have been two recent violent episodes that have targeted Sufi Muslims. Here are two news items covering two separate attacks on Sufi shrines.  The first is more recently in Egypt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/world/middleeast/sufi-muslims-isis-sinai.html?_r=0

The next news item covers an attack in Pakistan in October.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41516939

Here’s another from Pakistan in February.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/thirty-killed-100-injured-isis-bomb-sufi-shrine-pakistan-sindh

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