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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rise of Sebastian Gorka, a key Trump adviser who loves El Sisi

Rise of Sebastian Gorka, a key Trump advisor who loves El Sisi: The Washington Post profiles Sebastian Gorka and his rise as one of Trump’s key advisors. Gorka has been a driving force behind a possible Trump decision to designate the Ikhwan as a terrorist organization — and has been instrumental in pushing for Trump towards forming an alliance with a shortlist of Muslim countries including Egypt, Jordan and the UAE that he describes as “secular” or willing to separate Islam from the running of the state. Together, they should fight the jihadist religious ideology in the same manner that America fought to discredit communism during the Cold War. Gorka has described President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as “enlightened” and a “reformer” for his part in quelling the Ikhwan.

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