As Obama seems to dither on how to treat Islamic State terrorists, others are taking the lead as America “leads from behind.” Take the sentence an Egyptian court handed out to 12 members of ISIS for plotting attacks in the Land of the Pharaohs.
Agence France-Presse reported last week that 12 members of ISIS have been sentenced to death for their terror plans.
Six of the suspects have already been captured, and six more are at large; but Egyptian authorities determined that all 12 had joined a local ISIS cell.
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This is only part of a crackdown on Islamic extremism that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has undertaken in his country, a crackdown that included further pressure on the terror group The Muslim Brotherhood, the very organization that Obama’s government had tried to empower in Egypt back in 2012.
Unfortunately, Obama never stopped associating with people linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Recently, Obama gave Rashad Hussain a top spot job in the U.S. State Department. Obama has given him this position despite the fact that Hussain has participated in events hosted by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Regardless, ISIS and other terror groups have been targeting Egypt with deadly attacks killing scores of people. Last year, for instance, among the many attacks there, militants killed 31 last October; 44 were killed in January in Sinai.
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In another incident, the country’s chief prosecutor was killed in Cairo by a bomb blast only a few months ago.
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