The many-headed hydra: Islamic militancy in Egypt

Posted on Tags , , ,

Sisi’s second presidential term will be challenged by Islamic extremism.  The long-standing violence in Sinai is only one, albeit the most active, hotspot. Problems are worsening in Lower Egypt, too, as a result of the marginalisation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.  It is not certain, however, that the Egyptian government will be as successful in combating such militancy as it was in the 1990s in dealing with the Gami’at Islamiyya. We are once again grateful to George Joffé, Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute in SOAS, for the …