Egypt Elections en Rural Egypt breaks from its Islamist past <p>FIDIMIN, Egypt &mdash; This sleepy farming hamlet is where Omar Abdel Rahman &mdash; an extremist sheikh now serving time in US federal prison for conspiring to blow up the World Trade Center &mdash; gave some of his first fiery sermons. But even as Egypt&rsquo;s political Islamists rise to power following last year&rsquo;s ousting of Hosni Mubarak, Fidimin is breaking with its fundamentalist past, giving way to a more pragmatic political landscape ahead of the May 23 presidential election.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt Elections Elections Want to Know Thu, 10 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5703837 at Egypt presidential hopeful campaign office torched, Tahrir erupts Demonstrations erupted in Cairo's Tahrir square Monday night, while in the nearby neihborhood of Dokki, presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq's campaign headquarters was set ablaze. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Egypt Elections Middle East Tue, 29 May 2012 01:50:16 +0000 Alexander Besant 5705955 at