For Egypt, a Feeling of Vindication on Crackdowns ; as Arab States Consider Joining a US Coalition, They May Ask for Latitude
Smucker, Philip, The Christian Science Monitor
As US President Bush works to build an international coalition of nations willing to combat terrorism within their own borders, Egyptian leaders are warning that the US must permit Arab states to fight the scourge on their own terms. Their concerns reflect longstanding differences with the West over the question of how to fight terrorism.
Western intelligence officials believe that Egyptian militants are one of the largest single blocks of Arabs currently fighting in Osama bin Laden's organization, Al Qaeda, which has members operating in more than 40 countries.
They insist, on background, that Egypt's domestic antiterrorist policies have long involved …
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Publication information: Article title: For Egypt, a Feeling of Vindication on Crackdowns ; as Arab States Consider Joining a US Coalition, They May Ask for Latitude. Contributors: Smucker, Philip - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 18, 2001. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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