Morsi's new tough tone on Syria raise...

Morsi's new tough tone on Syria raises concerns of a nod to jihadi fighters

There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Jun 16, 2013, titled Morsi's new tough tone on Syria raises concerns of a nod to jihadi fighters. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves as he arrives at a rally called for by hardline Islamists loyal to the Egyptian president to show solidarity with the people of Syria, in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 15, 2013.

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#1 Jun 16, 2013
"...Damascus on Sunday lashed out at Morsi for his speech a day earlier, saying he “joins a choir of conspiracy and incitement led by the United States and Israel against Syria.”

It accused him of endorsing calls by hardline clerics for people to fight in Syria."
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"Khalil el-Anani, an Egyptian expert on Islamist groups, called the move “Morsi’s endorsement of jihad in Syria” and warned it was “a strategic mistake that will create a new Afghanistan in the Middle East.”

“He is pushing Egypt into a sectarian war in which we have no interest,” he said...."

"Under Hosni Mubarak’s rule, Egypt’s authorities took a tough line on Egyptians coming home after waging “jihad” in places like Afghanistan, Chechnya or the Balkans, fearing they would bring back extremist ideology, combat experience and a thirst for regime change...."

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