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Egypt seen to give nod toward jihadis on Syria

June 17, 2013
By HAMZA HENDAWI , The Associated Press

CAIRO - Under Hosni Mubarak's rule, Egypt's authorities took a tough line on Egyptians coming home after waging "jihad" in places like Afghanistan, Chechnya or the Balkans, fearing they would bring back extremist ideology, combat experience and a thirst for regime change. In most cases, they were imprisoned and tortured.

 
 
 

 

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