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How does barring Islamist political parties from democracy help?

Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 5, 1985: Children killed in Egyptian mass shooting

On October 5, 1985 an Egyptian soldier named Suleiman Khater gunned down seven Israelis: three adults and four young children.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 14, 2017: Islamist attack on Egyptian beach

On July 14, 2017 two German tourists were killed and four others were wounded at an Egyptian Red Sea resort by an assailant with a knife.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 24, 2006 bombings at tourist sites in Egypt

On this day in 2006 three bombs ripped through a tourist hub in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing 23 and wounding scores.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 7, 2005: Suicide bomber targets tourists in Cairo

On this day in 2005, a small bomb stuffed with nails exploded near the heart of a tourist bazaar in Cairo killing two people including a French tourist.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 7, 2010: Coptic Christian massacre in Egypt

On this day in 2010 Coptic Christians exiting a church where they were celebrating Christmas were gunned down: in all six were killed.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 17, 1997: Massacre at Egyptian temple

Terrorists from Egypt’s Al Gama’a Al Islamiyah massacred 62 people, including 58 tourists, at the Temple of Hatshepsut in November 1997.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 31, 2015: IS in the Sinai bombing of Egyptian airliner

IS in the Sinai claimed the bombing of an Egyptian airliner that resulted in the deaths of all 225 passengers in October 2015.

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Bombers kill 88 at Egyptian Ghazala Gardens hotel resort (July 23, 2005)

On this day in 2005, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group known as the Abdallah Azzam Brigades set off bombs in the Egyptian Red Sea resort killing 88.

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ISIS says it killed Coptic Christian Priest in Egypt for ‘Fighting Islam’ (June 30, 2016)

On this day in 2016, Islamic State in the Sinai claimed the shooting of a Coptic Christian priest in the Egyptian city of Arish, claiming the cleric was a ‘warrior against Islam’.