The Dueling Narratives of the Islamic State and the Egyptian State

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Nancy Okail, Jake Greene

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When President Donald Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi at the White House earlier this month, Trump applauded Sisi’s efforts to fight terrorism in Egypt as Sisi boasted about his success.  Since those meetings, however, the Islamic State is actively challenging his narrative through its intensive attacks and media campaign this month. The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, Wilayat Sinai or Sinai Province, released last Tuesday its newest piece of propaganda, dubbed “Thunderbolts of the Hearts.”…

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