Monday, 3 April 2017

May President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Meeting With President Donald Trump Yield Positive Results For Egypt's Long-Suffering Masses

Today, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be in the American capital of Washington DC to  meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the White House.

Any leader from the Middle East who is bold and courageous enough to confront Islamic extremists,
deserves the support of all humankind. This blog supports President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for that singular reason.

The fight against Islamic extremism will be won by cooperation between moderate leaders of Muslim majority countries around the world and those of other countries that together  make up  the international community of nations, the sovereign territories of which  constitute the combined landmass of humankind's one biosphere.

In 2015 President Abdel Fattah al-eSisi stated in a speech delivered at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University - one of Sunni Islam's most revered centres of learning - that there was the need for “a religious revolution” within Islam to confront extremists.

God bless him for his plain speaking on that occassion.

He said something that many Islamic religious leaders around the world often repeat  in their Friday sermons in Mosques across the globe - but is seldom reported by the world's mainstream media.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is an important ally in the fight against Islamic extremism. He needs to succeed as Egypt's leader for that reason. Like leaders everywhere he is not perfect and has his faults. He is no angel. That is for sure. But what mortal being on this earth is, I ask?

However, his resoluteness in the face of the threat posed to his country by Islamic extremism is what really matters, at this particularly dangerous phase in the world's  fight against the IS and other terrorist organisations.

There is a great deal our military and the other entities in the national security apparatus can learn from Egypt in fighting terrorism in Ghana.

And our country would be wise to also learn useful lessons  from the critical role Egypt's military plays in that nation's economic life.

Is not  time we all understood, for example,  that in an age of terrorism the  nationwide infrastructure for the production of portable water in our country, ought to be regarded by Ghanaians as key national security  installations?

The question is: In light of that should the Ghana Armed Forces not therefore be tasked to take over the entire operations of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), from the hapless civilians now in charge of that behemoth - who so clearly are overwhelmed by the multifaceted difficulties the GWCL faces across the nation? But I digress.

May President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's trip to Washington DC ;today be a great success. One hopes it will yield positive results in the economic sphere that will somehow help bring some relief  to  the long-suffering masses of the Egyptian people. Insha Allah.

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