Jihadists on the Nile

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Aaron Y. Zelin - Jihadist groups are emerging as a major threat in Egypt because of the permissive atmosphere for Islamist mobilization in general since Mubarak's ouster, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's tolerance toward its fellow Islamists, and the weakness of the Egyptian state. The Egyptian government has done little thus far to curtail the jihadist emergence. Given how important the jihadist problem is to both Egyptian and U.S. interests, it should be a central component of bilateral relations.

2013-01-24 00:00:00

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