The big drama today was Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s triumphant arrival in Cairo, but while the celebrations went on in Tahrir Square, violence and unrest continued throughout the Middle East. The Shia majority in Bahrain is following the example of its Sunni brothers in North Africa and demonstrating in the streets. Violence flared again in Yemen and Algeria, and more than 20 people were killed in Libya in clashes with the police. Meanwhile, unknown assailants slit the throat of a Catholic priest in Tunisia. No motive has been established for the murder.
In other news, the mother of the Chechen suicide bomber who killed 36 people at a Moscow airport last month has apologized on television to the victims and their families.
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