Egypt’s al-Sisi imposes strict anti-terrorism laws

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency.

The laws establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force.

They also impose the death penalty for anyone found guilty of setting up or leading a terrorist group.

Rights groups say the legislation will be used by Mr Sisi to crush dissent.

  • Maggat

    Sounds good to me, “fight fire with fire”.

  • This is what Islam does to a society when majority of the population is Muslim.

    You either get a strong man like Al-Sisi who is willing to try and control the jihadis or an ISIS like terror group. There is no inbetween.

  • Alain

    There they go again, those so-called human rights groups. They equate killing innocent civilians and terrorism to mere dissent. Yet the same groups cannot be found defending the human rights of those innocent civilians, especially if they are Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus or just plain non Muslims.

    • David Murrell

      Exactly. For example, Alex Neve of Amnesty International Canada, during a CBC News interview, supported the Taliban, calling them an “indigenous group defending their homeland”. So Mr. Neve supports massive war criminality. So instead of calling these groups “human rights groups”, we should call them “quack human rights groups”.

  • luna

    Death penalty is necessary response for any society to protect itself from this threat.