After Trump accused the media on Monday of disregarding attacks by radical jihadists, Egypt has come out to support his stand that Western media outlets have deliberately not reported on “terrorist” attacks according to a report by AFP.
A statement by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said “the White House release of a list of 78 terror attacks (9 of which were in Egypt) which Western media ignored in a clear bias”
Trump made the statement while defending his travel to seven countries that are mostly Muslim nations by accusing the media of downplaying the threat that his administration cites to justify the ban.
“Accusations and the finger of blame were pointed at others (like Egypt) after terrorist attacks… which some Western media portrayed as a security failure on the part of the government”. The statement by Egypt further read
Egypt hopes that “the next phase will witness an essential shift in the way the international community deals with the phenomenon of terrorism”.
Jihadists in Egypt have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, unleashing a bloody crackdown on his supporters.