Anti-Beard Vigilantism Making For Some Close Shaves In Egypt

CAIRO – Widely portrayed in local media as ‘terrorists’, a growing number of Egyptian bearded men are complaining from falling prey to security forces and vigilantes looking to arrest supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

“The hostility of the people is even worse than police harassment,” Mohamed Tolba, a Salafist Muslim, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday, August 22.