Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies
Author(s): Karim Lahidji, Bahey Eldin Hassan

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The international community’s support given to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime is primarily based on the notion that his regime maintains stability in the country. President Sisi keeps assuring that he is leading a successful war on terrorism; however the country is facing more security threats and instability than it did in 2013.

Terrorist attacks have intensified to an average of over 100 per month in 2015, compared to 30 attacks per month in 2014. The attacks have also spread from Sinai to other cities including Cairo. In addition to documented testimonies of theongoing radicalization taking place inside Egyptian prisons, other testimonies, such as the one given by a leader of a prominent Sinai tribe, describes how the regime’s policy is turning the Muslim Brotherhood into a recruitment pool for ISIS

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