Al Jazeera America quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on Egypt’s call for a greater intervention against ISIS in Libya:

“There is this narrative of a big Islamic conspiracy worldwide that Sissi wants to fight against,” said Karim Mezran, a Libya specialist at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. “He wants to drag the international community into a so-called peacekeeping operation in support of his side.”


“It’s the usual story: There is an enemy at our borders, so everybody quiet down and don’t criticize the government,” Mezran said. “But this will be disastrous. Siding with one side against another will only push the country towards civil war.”

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