Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.
On October 5, 1985 an Egyptian soldier named Suleiman Khater gunned down seven Israelis: three adults and four young children.
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.
On this day in 2006 three bombs ripped through a tourist hub in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing 23 and wounding scores.
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.
On this day in 2010 Coptic Christians exiting a church where they were celebrating Christmas were gunned down: in all six were killed.
Terrorists from Egypt’s Al Gama’a Al Islamiyah massacred 62 people, including 58 tourists, at the Temple of Hatshepsut in November 1997.
IS in the Sinai claimed the bombing of an Egyptian airliner that resulted in the deaths of all 225 passengers in October 2015.
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.
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’.