ISIS calls for more attacks in Egypt

Menna Zaki
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Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) called on Monday for more raids in Egypt, praising the operations against “the soldiers of Al-Sisi” in Sinai and urges militants to “continue on this path”, in a statement by spokesperson Shaykh Mohamad Al-Adnani Al-Shami titled “Indeed Your Lord is Ever Watchful”.

Al-Shami encouraged militants in Egypt to “rig the roads with explosives for them. Attack their bases. Raid their homes. Cut off their heads. Do not let them feel secure. Hunt them wherever they may be. Turn their worldly life into fear and fire. Remove their families from their homes and thereafter blowup their homes.”

Egypt has pledged to support the US coalition that President Barack Obama called for to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the threat of ISIS.

During the international conference held in Paris to discuss ways to support the new Iraqi government against the threat of ISIS, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said this phenomenon requires “comprehensive confrontation”. He added that dealing effectively with the threat of ISIS necessitates dealing with the political and cultural dimensions that led to its spread.

US Secretary Department of State John Kerry visited Egypt among other countries in the region to ask them to join in the coalition. In a press conference in Egypt, Kerry said that although ISIS fights using the name of Islam, it has nothing to do the religion and it is clear that the group is based on hatred which is condemned by Muslims all over the world.

The US coalition is backed by nearly 40 countries that have agreed to contribute to the fight against ISIS, providing training and equipment, humanitarian relief and flying combat missions.

ISIS stated that it will not be defeated as Obama promised. Al-Shami also said that ISIS didn’t initiate the war and that Europeans and Americans “started the transgression” against them.

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