From Reform to Revolution: A Schism in the Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of Homegrown Jihadism in Mainland Egypt

Source: Centre For Security Studies
Author(s): Alexander Velez-Green

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According to Alexander Velez-Green, the Egyptian terrorism landscape is shifting in disturbing ways. For instance, Egypt is confronting the so-called Islamic State’s affiliate Wilayat Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula. At the same time, the country´s mainland faces a growing threat from homegrown jihadism, driven by the fracturing of the Muslim Brotherhood and weaknesses in the economy. So how should Cairo respond? Velez-Green contends that one necessary step is for President Sisi’s administration to recognize that military efforts alone cannot win this struggle….

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