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Terror Tracker


February 16, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Several terrorist organizations are co-opting the Egyptian Revolution, and that means more than just using it to their advantage.

The Taliban, Hezbollah, and Hamas all seem to see themselves as the champions of the revolution or at least the primary benefactor of it. The Taliban sees the Egyptian Revolution as a “clear message” to the Americans about “the destruction of orchards and homes” in Afghanistan, while Hezbollah’s TV station claimed the revolution is a celebration of the ‘resistance, grace, and greatness’ of their leader, Hassan Nasrallah. Even Hamas sees the nonviolent protests as cause to believe Egypt will support “the Palestinian cause against the Zio-American schemes in the region.”

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Terror Tracker is a senior researcher on Islamism and radicalization at an intelligence think tank in Washington DC.

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