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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a speech in the lower house of the Diet in Tokyo on Monday. Al-Sisi is on a four-day visit to Japan.

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Sisi is a war criminal

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Sisi is a killer

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@Aly Rustom

You are probably right. But would you rather have a secular leader committing atrocities against his religious fundamentalist opponents or religious fundamentalists in power committing atrocities against their secular opponents? I know which one I would prefer. Unfortunately these seem to be the only two realistic options available in Egypt at the moment.

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@M3M3M3 I can't believe what you are saying, So u don't mind killing, raping and imprisonment of thousands of innocent people based on ridiculous claims. You don't mind life sentence for a 4 years old child due to his accusation of being fundamentalist, You don't mind if Sisi would kill innocent people based solely on their beliefs ( No actual crimes have been really related for the imprisonment of more than 50,000 persons including women, minors and politicians). What about the world peace and human rights for every body. what about freedom and free well to choose and believe.

Sisi is a killer and terrorist, and every country supports him is supporting the terror.

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@MADY_Japan

No doubt that Sisi is a dictator. Atrocities have been committed and many people's human rights have been violated. However, what is the realistic better alternative? Going back to equally serious atrocities and human rights violations committed by the Muslim brotherhood?

For all practical purposes, Egypt is a failed state. The country is in chaos and people are overreacting out of fear that the government might be toppled again. Sisi is the only thing holding it together and stopping the real terrorists in the Sinai (affiliated with ISIS) from turning Egypt into an Islamist state again.

Life is not always simple or easy. Sometimes you need to choose the lesser of two evils. The sad reality is that if Egypt had another free and fair election, the majority of poorly educated Egyptians would vote to abolish democracy and replace it with an intolerant theocratic dictatorship.

I'm about as liberal as you can get. I fully support everyone's human and democratic rights in normal circumstances when the existence of the state is not under threat. But unlike other liberals, one thing that I don't tolerate is intolerance (especially religious intolerance). I'm willing to cut Sisi some slack when those same human and democratic rights you are talking about are at risk of being snuffed out permanently in Egypt by Islamic fundamentalism. The rest of the world (ie Japan, France etc) have also come around to this unavoidable reality.

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Lets see China, Russia, Iran, and possibly Turkey and (Japan?) on Egyptian side. VS Israel, UK, ,US, NATO, and EU, etc Is this the scenario:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XSFHmsGR2g

SMH

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President Sisi is doing his best to build our society. Glad that he's looking for co-operation with Japan. Respect Mr. President

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@M3M3M3 seriously man, Killing innocent people based on their beliefs to protect the state. Demolishing human rights to protect it. What is this man, the sixteenth century :( This is not being liberal.

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Sisi is a war criminal

And Donald Rumsfeld was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun a few months ago.

Who'll visit next, Robert Mugabe?

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I agree with M3M#M3 but also think he should not get a stage in Japan, as he does not stand for the same values.

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Sisi is Egypt long life Egypt we all the Egyptian people support our president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi We trust of him

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Sisi is Egypt long life Egypt we all the Egyptian people support our president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi We trust of him

50% of you do. You don't speak for 90 million people.

You are probably right. But would you rather have a secular leader committing atrocities against his religious fundamentalist opponents or religious fundamentalists in power committing atrocities against their secular opponents?

Neither. Atrocities are atrocities. What makes us stand out are our principles and values. Those are compromised when we court tyrants. And a secularist killing islamists is no different to the other way around. We have have to apply the same standards across the board.

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And a secularist killing islamists is no different to the other way around.

True.

We have have to apply the same standards across the board.

Well, they have to (or you have to if you are Egyptian). This can't be imposed from outside.

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I'm not saying we have to impose anything on Egypt. But countries which pretend to care about about human rights should not be courting or hosting him. That's all.

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