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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The best reaction to terror attacks is to resume life as normal

The best reaction to Sunday’s terror attacks is to resume life as normal. Allowing panic to consume daily life would be playing directly into terrorists’ hands, Al Shorouk’s Editor-in-Chief Emad El Din Hussein says. He criticized Egypt’s decision to impose a three-month state of emergency, saying that while the decision may have merit on the security front, it will signal to terrorists that they were successful in sowing fear among Egyptians. Hussein points to Western countries, where terror attacks of varying natures have all failed in instigating any significant changes in daily life. (We’re not advocating for or against the state of emergency, but: Perhaps Hussein hasn’t heard of the Patriot Act, the extraordinary rendition program, or the Snowden leaks?)

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