Analysis: Palm Sunday church bombing in Egypt shows security is failing

April 10, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

Fashil — “failed” — thats how many Egyptians, particularly Coptic Christians, are describing their governments handling of security in Egypt in the aftermath of the Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta.The bombings, claimed by ISIS, left at least 43 dead and almost 120 wounded.Video posted on Facebook shows an angry crowd surrounding, then beating, Maj. Gen. Hussam Ad-Din Khalifa, director of security in Gharbiya Province — where Tanta is located — when he tried inspecting the damage at the Church of Mar Girgis, or St. George. Shortly afterward, President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi relieved Khalifa of his duties. Protesters in Alexandria are demanding the resignation of the interior minister.Its unlikely, however, that throwing one security official under the bus — a favorite tactic of Egyptian rulers — will remedy the profound shortcomings of Egyptian security, underscored by a long series of terror attacks in the country going back decades.

 

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