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Sisi Is A Decent Person Riding A Wave

Reader comment on item: Is Sisi Islam's Long-Awaited Reformer?

Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 27, 2015 at 07:05

Ashraf Ramalleh, head of Voice of the Copts, had an article in which he described Sisi visiting a rape victim in a hospital. He brought her flowers. This gesture was a break with the usual blame-the-rape-victim stance in Sharia. Also, Sisi visited a Coptic church and delivered a warm message during the Christmas holiday, an unheard of gesture by a Muslim leader in Egypt. These are hardly the actions of a real Islamist. Add in the popular demonstations against Kerry and Obama which denounce their soft attitudes towards terrorism, as well as the prior mega-demonstrations against Morsi and one wonders if there is a wave of change happening in Egypt.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I agree that Sisi is a decent person and the actions you cite are praiseworthy. I am not convinced that a smart Islamist would not take these actions.

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