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What one journalist’s time in an Egyptian prison tells us about the fight against Islamist jihad 

03 Jan

To interview a jihadi is one thing, to live among jihadis quite another. To share their prison cells and their jail trucks on the way to a dictatorship’s trials is both a journalist’s dream and a journalist’s nightmare. Which makes Mohamed Fahmy a unique figure: in a prison bus, he hears his fellow inmates rejoicing at the beheading of a captured journalist in Syria. “They won’t let us out,” a voice shouts at Fahmy in Egypt’s ghastly Tora prison complex. “We haven’t seen the sun for weeks.” And he hears the rhythmic voices of prisoners reciting the Koran.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/isis-islamist-terrorism-egypt-muslim-brotherhood-mohamed-fahmy-a7503176.html

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Africa

 

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