In August, a gruesome photograph purportedly of the body of Croatian Tomislav Salopek was released on Twitter. Salopek had been working for a French geophysics company when he was kidnapped in broad daylight on the outskirts of Cairo by a militant group affiliated with the terrorist group known as ISIS, Daesh or, though I do not consider this term accurate or appropriate, the Islamic State. While the world has seen Europeans and Americans beheaded by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, this was the first time such an act was witnessed in Egypt. The terror group has expanded into a country where hundreds of thousands of Westerners holiday and do business each year.… Seguir leyendo »
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For millions of Egyptians still reeling from the shock of Wednesday’s state-led massacre, which killed at least 600 peaceful protesters and possibly many more, the questions are now very basic: How do you reconcile with people who are prepared to kill you, and how do you stop them from killing again?
I represent an alliance of Egyptians who oppose the military coup that overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in July. Over the last two weeks, we have met with foreign diplomats, including Bernardino León, the European Union envoy, and William J. Burns, the American deputy secretary of state, who were invited by the coup’s leaders to mediate.… Seguir leyendo »