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Egypt’s Crackdown May Bring Terror Closer to Home | Atlantic Council

BY AZIZ EL-KAISSOUNI

It’s been said that the jails of Arab dictatorships are the birthing ground of militant Islamism. A mere thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, that grim truism seems to have been largely forgotten or ignored by Western governments still fumbling on how to react to Egypt’s descent into a new and particularly violent authoritarianism.

While much of the international community seems to be banking on the eventual triumph of the Egyptian security state, woefully little attention seems to have been focused on the very real, very alarming potential of spillover, in the form of transnational terrorism.

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