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Sunday, 24 September 2017

El Sisi’s interview with Hannity

President El Sisi sat down with a one-on-one interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity last week. Hannity seemed neither interested nor capable of discussing meaningful policy issues with the president and, instead, focused on trying to say “radical Islamic extremists” as many times as possible. “You took one of the most courageous stances” in the world against “radical Islamic terrorism,” Hannity said. El Sisi says his plans to “rectify the religious rhetoric” are to reform and “filter … false ideas that misrepresent the religion… we need to confront extremist ideology all over the world.” On the issue of the US not recognising the Ikhwan as a terrorist organization, El Sisi suggested it could be because a “great country” like the US requires more time to recognize that “extremist organizations have a bad impact,” adding that the US has a responsibility for the safety of the whole world (runtime 07:33).

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