Egypt’s Fattah El Sisi Calls For “Religious Revolution” and Displacement Of Violent Muslim Jihad….

Let it not be said that no Muslim Leaders have been trying to fight openly against the extremist Islamists. On New Year’s Day, a week before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Egyptian President Fattah El Sisi called for all muslim nations to displace violent jihad and bring Islam into the 21st century.

El Sisi has been fighting against the extremists, and confronting their financiers in Qatar, for two years… Meanwhile the Obama White House and the liberal MSM have undermined him at almost every turn.

el sisi 7JERUSALEM—In a speech on New Year’s day, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “religious revolution” in Islam that would displace violent jihad from the center of Muslim discourse.

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people (Muslims worldwide) should want to kill the rest of the world’s population—that is, 7 billion people—so that they themselves may live?” he asked. “Impossible.”

Speaking to an audience of religious scholars celebrating the birth of Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, he called on the religious establishment to lead the fight for moderation in the Muslim world. “You imams (prayer leaders) are responsible before Allah. The entire world—I say it again, the entire world—is waiting for your next move because this umma (a word that can refer either to the Egyptian nation or the entire Muslim world) is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.”

He was speaking in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as the leading world center for Islamic learning.

“The corpus of texts and ideas that we have made sacred over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. You cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You must step outside yourselves and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.”

Handout picture of al-Sisi kissing the mother of an army officer, who was killed during the recent Egypt uprising, during the graduation ceremony of a new batch of non-commissioned officers at the NCOs' Institute in CairoSisi was a little known general when he was appointed over the heads of fellow officers in 2012 as commander of the Egyptian army by then President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The religiosity of Sisi was said then to have been one of the reasons for the choice. However, when a popular uprising broke out the following year, Sisi swiftly ousted Morsi from power and brought charges against him, including conspiring to commit terrorist acts together with Hamas and other Islamic groups. The Muslim Brotherhood itself was banned.

When new elections were held last May, Sisi, now a civilian, won a resounding victory.

Although the Muslim Brotherhood and its Hamas supporters have been Sisi’s principal targets since assuming power, his talk made it clear that his concern over radical Islam extends to the entire Muslim world, particularly adherents of the Islamic State, and the non-Muslim world beyond.

“We have to think hard about what we are facing,” he said. “It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire Islamic world to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing, and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible.”  (read more)

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42 Responses to Egypt’s Fattah El Sisi Calls For “Religious Revolution” and Displacement Of Violent Muslim Jihad….

  1. tappin52 says:

    Now, THAT is what leadership looks like! I’m beginning to really like this guy.

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  2. Sharon says:

    He is a brave man.

    In a historic event that set Cairo ablaze, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah elSisi made an unannounced appearance at the Coptic Cathedral where Christmas Eve Mass was being celebrated by the Egyptian Pope Tawadros II. The Coptic Church celebrates Christmas on 7 January because of its use of the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian. It was the first time ever that an Egyptian President was honoring a Coptic Christmas celebration with his presence.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/01/egypts_sisi_first_president_ever_to_attend_coptic_christmas_mass.html

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  3. TexasRanger says:

    Unlike our President Obama, President Fattah El Sisi see’s reality!

    Unfortunately, I predict Egyptian President Fattah El Sisi will be assassinated by extremist Islamists Muslims for his stand against the Islamic extremist.

    Brave man, he has my complete admiration and respect.

    And, I hope time proves me wrong.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I think you may be right, sad has happen before. Sadat.

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    • cali says:

      You are closer to the truth than you can imagine!
      He is considered as enemy to our current administration; continuous behind the scene sabotage against Sisi is no secret.
      He has filed charges of “crimes against humanity “against Hillary and the president at the ICC at the Haque which are pending.
      Hillary is barred from entry into Egypt.
      The coup overthrowing Mubarek by this administration and substantial killing of Coptic Christians among thousand of others; unearthing of fraud and documented bribes to get the administrations desired muslim brotherhood into power is no secret.
      To this day the Clintons continue to sow problems by sending employees (MB members) from their foundation to Egypt although some were arrested.
      Sisi is an honorable man whom this administration refuses to acknowledge!

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  4. RJ says:

    It would appear there is at least one leader of a country who senses the coming “real war” with muslims and is not afraid to say it in a land filled with muslims. Anwar Sadat lost his life at the hands of muslims, the “brotherhood” who Obama sides with every chance he can.

    Here in America, we watch this guy use words to disguise his love of muslims…”workplace violence” is just one phrase that comes to mind. He lets go bad guys from Gitmo through the back door, while at the front door he warmly greets the Castro brothers.

    He says he loves America, yet early on he threatens to veto any bill that allows the Keystone Pipeline to be built, providing thousands of jobs for average working Americans…and Canadians.

    He tells Americans he will have the most “transparent” administration then goes about shutting every window and pulling every shade he can find where the sunshine of truth might penetrate.

    American has elected twice a muslim lover, an America hater as President.

    There is no doubt in my mind this guy is evil, no doubt!

    Who wants dead cops? He does, as does Eric Holder, Charlie Rangel, Al Sharpton…

    Let’s go into our prisons and see how this “religion of peace” works with inmates, especially those who are to be released.

    “Know your enemy” is wise advice. Pity so many “voting” Americans never learned such a lesson.

    Now their sons and daughters are going to pay the price for such ignorance in a war where Iran just might use a two nuclear bombs.

    One for Israel, the other for America, all due to the love Obama has for muslims along with the hatred he has always had for American values.

    Bet me….bet your life on my view. Here comes the “backdoor war” of all time!

    Hate versus love…it’ll be a classic confrontation.

    Open the gates to Hell! The “religion of peace” is about to show it’s real face…

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      RJ, agree, our sons and daughters will pay as we will also pay.

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      • RJ says:

        If Boehner had a set of *s or if Mitch did there would be two major voices in our national government going for Obama’s throat (think how Nancy and Harry went after Bush) for his many decisions where our defenses are “pulled down” (think Star Trek where Spock tells Kirk “Our shields are down Captain”). Not sure? Ok, read up on your Greek/Roman history where so called “good guys” turned out to be the “bad guys” who let the enemy into the city…

        Still not sure? What if it was your wife/husband, son/daughter who was in Food Hood when Major Hasan did his “workplace violence” and they were never coming home upright? Now, years later, somewhat quietly, our national government…Obama’s boys and girls, are providing Purple Hearts and military benefits accordingly…why?

        Better yet, recall dear old grandma…or that slow barber, who begged to get in the wire just to help you wonderful American boys…where not long after Charlie came right through your perimeter with maps of your base.

        How many events have to occur where we watch Obama’s repsonses till we deduce that he is acting like an “enemy” would behave?

        How many will it take for you?

        I made up my mind a long time ago…think where we, as a country would be if a voting majority of others had decided like me that this guy was an enemy of the United States.

        Still not sure? OK…let’s reverse the game.

        Instead of those who kill while shouting “allah ackbar” let’s have them shout “Jesus is Great” instead. Workplace violence? Not a religious war?

        Only, I would expect the Christian leaders of this planet to come out and state clearly and without any ambivalence this is not within the teachings of Jesus.

        Hear the pins drop while waiting for these so called muslim leaders to come forward.

        This is the point that our world is at…waiting for their response and direct action. If we don’t get it, then we are clear to go to war with this “religion of peace” if we have a leadership with a set of *s.

        However, their secret weapon (who is losing his cover day by day) Obama will never let such happen while he is able.

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  5. Herlock Solmes says:

    Let the Muslims live in Muslim countries. Get them out of the West. Then it doesn’t matter how savage they want to act in their own nations — not our problem or concern.

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  6. dsp says:

    Muhammad taught his followers to enter treaties with enemies to be broken when Muslims grew strong enough to do so. So there is good reason to be skeptical of this Egyptian leader’s claims.

    Islam requires 100% submission. Never forget this.

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  7. peppie says:

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, wow, what a leader! What a reasonable man. He’ll never be invited to the white house if he continues to espouse this philosophy. To think he came into power by being appointed by Morsi?

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    • Herlock Solmes says:

      There is no reasonable Muslim. All of them need to be removed from western nations. After that they can be as “reasonable” in their own countries as they want.

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  8. cohibadad says:

    “He was speaking in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as the leading world center for Islamic learning.” That’s a funny one. I’ll have to pull out my Al-Azhar greatest hits album of bizarreness. They are the crème de la crème of the Sunni “scholars”, that’s for sure. It’s admirable that Al-Sisi tried, but frankly, talking to those people and expecting them to change is beyond hope. Their entire ideology has led to all of this.

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  9. whuptdue says:

    Remain wary of wolves in sheeps clothing. al-Sisi bears a hard earned zebiba on his forehead which betrays his actual beliefs. Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of:
    Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran
    The Mufti’s Islamic Jew-Hatred: What The Nazis Learned From The ‘Muslim Pope’
    Sharia versus Freedom – The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism
    and
    The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims
    adds this to consider about al-Sisi:
    Sisi Is Just Another Caliphate-Idealizing Apologist For Islam Whose In-Actions Speak Louder Than His Hollow Words

    “Despite the gushing over Egyptian President Sisi’s New Years Day, 2015 speech (to Al-Azhar University and the Awqaf Ministry), I will remain entirely unimpressed until his rhetoric can be: (I) reconciled with Sisi’s support for Islam’s Caliphate system, accompanied by his vociferous denunciation of Western secularism; (II) matched by concrete actions which demonstrate he is willing to oppose the ongoing application, for example, of Sharia “blasphemy” law directed at hapless Coptic Christians in his own beloved Egypt.”…..

    Given the jihadi assassination of Charles Hebdo editorial and cartoonist staff in Paris yesterday …one would advise to reconsider the value of this speech in context of recent events.

    Also, as we anticipate the flood of various muhammedan spokesperson’s feigne denunciations of terrorism and killing of innocents, kindly review the following video PSA by Major Stephen Coughlin (retired), Weaponized terms of Jihad to begin to grasp the Orwellian nature of ‘islam-apologist’ terminology.

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    • Nanny G says:

      Lots of good points there.
      I’d like to make one suggestion that all these peaceful Muslims could adopt tomorrow if they wanted:
      Reform their own zagat.
      The zagat is Islam’s tithe.
      It might be very small from poor Muslims, even excused from widows and orphans, but at 1.6 billion people it adds up.
      It should be about 3% of total income to the Mosque.
      Problem is Islam demands that 1/7th of all this money go to the ”holy fighters,” or jihadists.
      This must stop.
      If Muslims could end their support of jihad via their religious tithe jihad could be starved out.
      And moderate Muslims’ words against jihadi acts would carry more credibility.

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      • John Galt says:

        By the time you finish rewriting Islam into an acceptable, civilized form, you will have something close to New Testament Christianity. You can’t base a civilized religion on a pedophile blood thirsty prophet.

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      • RJ says:

        Where’s Charlton Heston when we need him?

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    • sundance says:

      So you dump a bunch of links about Islam thinking that makes your point about Fattah El Sisi what exactly ?

      This is why the right side of the freedom continuum politically is so easily dispatched as bigots and fools.

      Use your own words and outline what el Sisi has done well, or what you consider he has done poorly since taking power in 2013.

      Throwing down a bunch of random links to Muslim opinions, and someone elses opinion of Sisi does not make your contribution valuable. Think for yourself, or not at all.

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      • RJ says:

        I need to get “wardrobe” to come up with some standard muslim garb so that I can begin wearing this in my America while walking by the local mosque whistling away.

        I’m sure there is a closet in the White House which has such clothing!

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      • Lee Jan says:

        Thank you Sundance. Egypt has been on Obama’s ‘hate them’ list ever since they deposed the MB………..we need to honor Egypt’s stand.

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      • canadacan says:

        Thank you I was about to develop a case of high blood pressure

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        • sundance says:

          What I have learned more in the past two years than any preceding years, is that there are people who are low-fo on the conservative side who don’t actually pay attention to the day-to-day events – then come up with blanket statements.

          Since reluctantly taking power in 2013 El Sisi has:

          • Disbanded the Muslim Brotherhood as a political terror entity.
          • Arrested those who burned churches and attacked Coptic Christians.
          • Jailed or banished the extremist forces.
          • Supported Israel’s right to exist and defend it’s borders.
          • Defeated Hamas in the border region.
          • Destroyed the border terror tunnels used by Hamas
          • Pressured Hamas and the PA to negotiate the ceasefire, and forced the PA and Hamas to assemble ONE negotiating group for their interests.
          • Fought extremism in the Sinai region, and fought against ISIS infiltration.
          • Fought the Libyan new al-Qaeda network “Libyan Dawn”.
          • Charged and prosecuted the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, who fled to Qatar.
          • Followed the MB to Qatar and initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.
          • Formed a coalition against Qatar including the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.
          • Won reelection with almost 70% of the vote.
          • Holds an 80%+ job approval rating among ALL Egyptians.
          • Shut down Qatar financed Al Jazerra propaganda machine.
          • Supported the framework for a new constitution which supports minority protections.
          • Won a victory against Qatar as they finally conceded and stopped safeguarding terrorists. Sending the MB leadership to the new safe harbor of Turkey.

          • United the moderate (non violent) Arab coalition, and constructed a unity principle that supports the safety of Jordan and formed a coalition to defend if needed.
          • Faced down and defeated Turkey’s bid for a security council seat in the United Nations.
          • Negotiated a safe passage coalition for Israel and Greece to form an energy based economic trade agreement.
          • Continues to fight the Islamist extremists inside Libya.
          • Continues to fight ISIS in the Northern Sinai region.
          • Expanded the border safety zone with Gaza to insure greater control and protection from weapons smuggling.

          This is just off the top of my head. THESE ARE ACTIONS NOT HOLLOW WORDS. This list could actually be triple the length. And this is in a bout a year and a half.

          Fattah el-Sisi is a leader who both a proud Muslim and a moderate sensible voice who supports minority religious beliefs.

          I’m sorry, but just because the man is a devout Muslim and carries a prayer bump does not mean he’s “less than”. Quite the contrary he is EXACTLY what the entire Muslim region needs, a man of decency, intellect and reasonableness.

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          • canadacan says:

            Thank you I’m going to save this Sundance .Some of these things I had either forgotten or didn’t know.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We can look back at the policies Hitler instituted in Germany that revived the economy from collapse to what was arguably the most dynamic and productive in Europe and his hug popularity with the public before it all went to compost. I get the feeling everyone’s desperately looking for a Muslim leader in the Mideast that doesn’t make them feel queasy and are ready to jump at anything.
            El Sisi is not that much different from Nasser or Sadat, comes from the same finishing school, and I’m going to trust him about as much as I trust an unknown stray pit bull – ain’t gonna rush right over and hug him, I’m gonna watch him around the yard to see how long he can keep up the act. If the only criteria we have includes ‘he don’t kill us’ and ‘he does his in-house murders out-of-sight’ we may be OK.

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          • RJ says:

            Perhaps we could get El-Sisi to move to Hawaii, have a birth certificate created, then run him for President of the United States…

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          • Be Ge says:

            Yes, but most “orthodox” (and this is a relatively bad word, the Muslim world has no direct analogy to the concepts of the Pope / Catholic Church / Eastern Orthodox Universal Patriarch) muslims deem El Sisi a sort of “heretic”. Once a number of influential imams label him (which may be a problem since something bad can well occur all the sudden to the labeling party) a munafiiq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munafiq) — that’s going to be “official”. Afterwards I advise nobody to be envious of a mighty ruler / warlord El Sisi.

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          • Wondering says:

            Thank you Sundance.

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          • Herlock Solmes says:

            Good for him, but that still doesn’t explain why America and Europe needs so many Muslim immigrants. It doesn’t matter what some Islamic leader did in some other country when Americans and Europeans are being killed on their own soil.

            Islam is not and has never been a religion of peace. Indeed, the Koran itself instructs (and demands) that Sharia law be implemented worldwide by any means necessary.

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          • whuptdue says:

            Indeed I included several links to provide appropriate attribution to an original source while accurately quoting said source (which I happen to remain in agreement with).

            Sundance, all your points are accurate and would ultimately convince me … if Islam was not a significant component of al-Sisi’s makeup.

            The dualism of Islam leaves plenty of room for soothing nerves as does the artful application of taqiyya.

            “Our first clue about the dualism is in the Koran, which is actually two books, the Koran of Mecca (early) and the Koran of Medina (later). The insight into the logic of the Koran comes from the large numbers of contradictions in it. On the surface, Islam resolves these contradictions by resorting to “abrogation”. This means that the verse written later supersedes the earlier verse. But in fact, since the Koran is considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, both verses are sacred and true. The later verse is “better,” but the earlier verse cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect. This is the foundation of dualism. Both verses are “right.” Both sides of the contradiction are true in dualistic logic. The circumstances govern which verse is used.”

            Relatively recent history illustrates how Atatürk also mellowed Islam in Turkey, as did the Shah in Iran, albeit briefly. Trouble is, when Islam is restricted the energy of the belief system builds up and inevitably explodes. This was seen in Tehran a few decades ago just as we witness trending in Istanbul today.

            A review of al-Sisi’s not so mellow recent past to juxtapose against your impressive & bookmarked list may help readers understand why I maintain caution and temper any enthusiasm.

            Try and recall al Sisi’s defense of the Egyptian military’s use of “virginity tests” for female demonstrators detained during the uprising against Mubarak. “Human-rights activists argued that the “tests” amounted to sexual assaults; Sisi countered that they were intended ‘to protect the girls from rape.’ ”

            I cannot dismiss the relatively minor blasphemy conviction of Coptic Christian Kerolos Shouky Attallah anymore than I can dismiss the more worrisome concerns over al-Sisi’s written words describing his affinity for a resurgent caliphate mentioned in this essay, (“Democracy in the Middle East” via NYT/Judicial Watch thru FOIA) in which he condemns governments that “tend toward secular rule,” because they “disenfranchise large segments of the population who believe religion should not be excluded from government,” . . . “Democracy cannot be understood in the Middle East without an understanding of the concept of El Kalafa,” (caliphate) “Re-establishing this kind of leadership “is widely recognized as the goal for any new form of government” (in the Middle East).
            *****When the concept of a caliphate plays the part of the square peg to democracy’s role as a round hole, it will prove an impossible fit.

            Yes, al-Sisi is the first Egyptian president to visit Coptic Christmas mass, but how will his affinity for the resurgent caliphate mellow those believers who chose to enforce the The Pact of Umar as happened in Minya, South of Cairo (1/5/2015)?

            Admittedly, in his essay al-Sisi did mention that “consideration must be given to non-Islamic beliefs”. SunDance, your impressive list appears to support this statement. Yet I continue to have difficulty wagering on the longevity and consistency of these efforts against the history of previous Caliphate empires.

            Islam is very clear about such considerations given the doctrine of Islam devotes a great amount of energy to the non-believer (kafir) (<a href="http://www.cspipublishing.com/statistical/pdf/Statistical_Islam.pdf" rel="nofollow">link to CSPI, Center for the Study of Political Islam</a>).  <blockquote>"Not only is the majority (64%) of the koran devoted to the kafir, but also nearly all of the Sira (81%) deals with Mohammed's struggle with them.  The Hadith (traditions) devotes 32% of the text to kafirs. </blockquote>  
            

            Another very useful reference called Reliance of the Traveler, the classic manual of Islamic sacred law Umdat Al-Salik (Shariah law) provides strict guidance about non-Islamic structures and restricts or prohibits the maintenance or construction of these structures as demonstrated in this report from December 2014 illustrating how Egyptians continue to pray outdoors without shelter due to lack of permits for building legally permissable prayer space.

            Scroll an online version of “Reliance of the Traveler” here and search the text for the word “church” to reveal some of these concerns as well.

            My comments are not meant to offend the senses of you and your readers. Rather, I wish to present information which hasn’t been mentioned but is related to the topic as well as debate while providing appropriate citations to quoted sources.

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            • sundance says:

              …”I wish to present information which hasn’t been mentioned but is related to the topic”…

              How would you know what previously has or has not been mentioned ?

              Did you use the drop down search tool and select the categories “Egypt/Libya #1” and “Egypt/Libya #2”?

              Just curious.

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  10. mikeH says:

    Don’t forget Chechnya and the leader Ramzan Kadyrov when you talk about a fight against Islamic extremists.

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  11. Reblogged this on Femininican and commented:
    May God bless and protect this brave man. Al Sisi is what REAL leadership looks like. Please click through to The Last Refuge and read the whole thing.

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  12. It was said before on the thread but I’m compelled to be a rebel and break a rule and say it again:

    American Patriots need to be remembering this man in our prayers. He is a beacon of hope in the Mideast. We should be praying for his protection and that his eyes are open to divine guidance.

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  13. Roy says:

    I had almost forgotten what a leader looked like. President Sisi is a real beacon of light for the world.
    I hope he does not end up like Anwar Sadat and have always had a hunch Mubarek was involved. I also hope those close to him are equally committed.

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