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    Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    Whenever you hear the [apologism] "This has Nothing to do with Islam"...
    You can be sure it has EVERYTHING to do with Islam.

    The Military coup in Egypt may make it ripe for this, with plenty of unhappy MB and Salafis who won 70% of the parliamentary vote ready to fight.

    Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries
    Egyptian Army Battles a Deadly Sinai Insurgency
    By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV
    WSJ - Updated Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:39 p.m. ET
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-...WhatsNewsFifth

    CAIRO—The video looks hard to distinguish from the ones filmed in Syria and Iraq. Islamic State gunmen arrive in a fleet of pickup trucks, set up checkpoints on a busy highway and start hauling away suspected collaborators with the “apostate” government. It ends, predictably, with forced confessions and gruesome, close-up shots of killings.

    But these videos, released by Islamic State’s “Province of Sinai” last month, weren’t shot anywhere near Syria or Iraq. The highway in the footage is the main road linking the Egyptian cities of el-Arish and Rafah, on the Mediterranean shore of the restive Sinai Peninsula close to the Gaza Strip.
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    Similar Islamic State franchises have also sprung up in parts of Yemen, Algeria and Libya—where the “Province of Tripoli” Tuesday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on one of Tripoli’s main hotels.
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    The “Province of Sinai” so far appears to be the most dangerous of these Islamic State franchises, inflicting serious casualties on the Egyptian army in what’s likely to be a prolonged and increasingly vicious insurgency.
    “In a way, what is happening in Sinai looks a lot like what was happening in Iraq in the mid-2000s,” said Issandr El Amrani, director of North Africa at the International Crisis Group....
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    Re: Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    And its only going to get worse if Egypt doesn't hit it VERY hard and now.

    Israel can't be happy either.

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    Re: Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    Yeah, I heard they attacked Egyptian Police with Mortars and rockets too. The Egyptians reported 25 dead and others wounded. More groups pledging to ISIS from the Sinai to North Africa.

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    Re: Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And its only going to get worse if Egypt doesn't hit it VERY hard and now.
    Israel can't be happy either.
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, I heard they attacked Egyptian Police with Mortars and rockets too. The Egyptians reported 25 dead and others wounded. More groups pledging to ISIS from the Sinai to North Africa.
    Egypt has a Huge and now disenfranchised Islamist constituency.. add that to Gaza/Sinai crowd and it could get ugly.

    But in Egypt's case at least there is a fairly decent and brutal army to fight them.
    Syria's Army had been devastated by war and 'Iraqs' cowardly Shia 'army' wasn't going to fight ISIS in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan/Sunni country.. if anywhere.
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    Re: Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Egypt has a Huge and now disenfranchised Islamist constituency.. add that to Gaza/Sinai crowd and it could get ugly.

    But in Egypt's case at least there is a fairly decent and brutal army to fight them.
    Syria's Army had been devastated by war and 'Iraqs' cowardly Shia 'army' wasn't going to fight ISIS in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan/Sunni country.. if anywhere.


    Egypt was even flying Air Strikes into Libya and bombing some of their Islamic Radicals. Now they will have to deal with the MB preparing to Jihad against them with these Types coming at them, at the same time.

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    Re: Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Egypt has a Huge and now disenfranchised Islamist constituency.. add that to Gaza/Sinai crowd and it could get ugly.

    But in Egypt's case at least there is a fairly decent and brutal army to fight them.
    Syria's Army had been devastated by war and 'Iraqs' cowardly Shia 'army' wasn't going to fight ISIS in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan/Sunni country.. if anywhere.
    Yeah, if any local nation has a chance against ISIS its Egypt, but its also disconcerting that every freaking week ISIS has popped up in another country.

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