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  • Some important background info on Egypt’s new Islamist leader
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm by Meredith Jessup

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    Over on the front page, Sharona reports on the appointment of Egyptian Adel al-Khayyat as governor of Luxor, chosen by President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday. As she notes, al-Khayyat is a member of Gama Islamiya, a recognized terrorist organization responsible for an attack that killed 62 people, including 58 tourists, in 1997. Here’s a bit more background info important to note…

    The 1997 terror attack took place at the ancient Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a popular tourist attraction and important relic of Egyptian history dating back thousands of years:

    Some important background info on Egypts new Islamist leader

    Now, personally, I think the term “terrorism” is thrown around a lot nowadays — too much.  Tea Partiers have been derided by political opponents as “terrorists.”  The IRS has even been labeled a “terrorist organization.”  But when the news reports that Adel al-Khayyat is a member of a “terrorist” organization, there should be no such confusion.

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