Egypt: Massive Power Grab By President El-Sisi In Wake Of ISIS Terror Attack On Coptic Christians

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Coptic Christian churches across Egypt are canceling their Easter celebrations as they mourn the death of 47 people who were killed in two churches by ISIS bombs. Egyptian President Abdel el-Sisi is using the tragedy as an excuse for a vast increase in government power. He declared a 3-month state of emergency during which the government will control public gatherings, monitor all civilian communications, monitor and approve all print publications, TV news, all TV shows, and confiscate weapons. [In other words, ISIS once again serves the ambitions of the leaders of the governments they attack. Does anyone seriously expect these leaders to actually eliminate terrorism?] –GEG

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