Egypt under Sisi

The country's president needs some excuse for destroying Egypt’s democratic revolution, and the excuse is terrorism, the bigger the better.

Flickr Photo: Sebastian Horndasch
Men chant for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo last year.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 02/26/2015 10:43 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 02/26/2015 11:38 pm EST

The “Islamic State” franchise in Libya, which is emerging as the main winner in that country’s chaotic civil war, published a video on Feb. 15 showing 21 Egyptian men in orange overalls being forced to the ground and beheaded. The video made it clear that they were being killed for being Christian, “people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.”

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