The silence of western leaders regarding Egyptian abuse of Islamists - whilst foaming at the mouth regarding Ukraine - is further evidence of their dubious morality. Let's not forget, the last time Egypt cracked down on Islamists in this way they tortured and executed Sayyid Qutb
- author of Milestones
, and a revered influence of Dr Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri - leader of Al Qaeda, and others. Obama may wish to raise this with the sponsors of al-Sisi - Saudi Arabia - on his current visit to that nation. But lets not hold our breath.
Blowback there will be. But what we call 'terrorism' is easier for al-Sisi to deal with than political Islam. Same in Saudi Arabia. It's political Islam they fear - not car bombers.