VIDEO: Sisi tells Fox News: Need to confront terror ideology and misconceptions
In an exclusive interview to Sean Hannity of Fox News, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday highlighted the country’s approach in combating terrorist activities and organizations.
The interview was conducted following the speech El-Sisi delivered at the United Nations General Assembly. Hannity commended El-Sisi for his courageous stand against radical Islam and asked him questions related to Egypt’s fight against terrorism.
El-Sisi said that the ideologies adopted and practiced by some extremist organizations are the result of the misinterpretation of Islamic teachings.
“When we say we want to rectify the religious rhetoric, it means that we want to filter the false ideology and the misconceptions,” Sisi explained.
Ideologies and organizations
El-Sisi added that there is a need to confront terrorist ideologies as well as organizations in the Arab world and globally.
The Egyptian president said there is a need to stand firm with a comprehensive strategy on the economic, social, cultural level, in addition to the security and military component.
“We don’t want to tarnish the whole Muslim community with one brush because of the malpractices of some extremists. The confrontation can’t be confined to the United States … we have suffered most at hands of terrorism and extremism in the whole world,” he said.
On the subject of designating Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, El-Sisi said that the US as a great country has different shades of ideologies and perspectives.
“May be it takes some time for the US until it realizes that the extremist organizations have bad impact not only in the US but in the whole world,” he added.