After the wide spreading of Shiism in Egypt, the Sahaba Coalition started an anti-Shiism campaign.
The campaign aims to confiscate any Shia books found in libraries nationwide.
Members of the coalition alleged that these books are not authorized and that they are being smuggled to Egypt, adding that Shia publications represent an ideological threat to the youth minds.
Salafi groups in Egypt have started a number of campaigns against Shia Muslims in the country. At some points these campaigns included killing and kidnapping amid a wide spreading of the culture of the Ahlulbait, peace be upon them.