Egyptian Ex-Ambassador to the United States Mohamed Tawfik appeared on Fox News yesterday to address the mass execution of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS in Libya and how best to combat this growing extremist threat. The Ex-Ambassador emphasized the importance of supporting the government in Libya, a rapid international response, confronting the ideology of extremism and more. Excerpts for the interview are below, and the full interview is available here.
“We are determined to confront these people. We are not going to allow them to take control over our region. Egypt considers itself to be the bulwark against these extremists, and we take our role seriously. But now these 21 people, these 21 Egyptians who were slaughtered in Libya —that should be a wakeup call to us all. The international community needs to show resolve, and that has to happen today, not in six months’ time.”
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