Major General Adel Abdel-Maksoud Afifi is a "moderate Salafist who left the Virtue Party to create the Authenticity Party because he claimed that it was too extremist. Hes a Morsi ally and a former Major-General in Egypts security establishment. His bio claims that he won several awards, including "Man of the Year in Sweden in 2001.
Morsi appointed Afifi to the Shura Council, which is something like the Egyptian Senate. During the election, Afifi said that women and Coptic Christians should not be allowed to serve as president. And now hes standing by Morsi and suggesting that the female protesters who were assaulted by Brotherhood rape gangs are prostitutes and want to be assaulted.
This is somewhat significant since Afifi was supposed to be the "moderate face of the Salafis. His beard is not very convincing and he can have a conversation without a Fatwa. (continue reading...)