The Wrong Message

Jihadists worldwide are watching what is taking place in Egypt and will likely be reluctant to seek peaceful means of change and not resort to violence.

Egyptian army stand guard around the Republican Guard building in in Cairo, Egypt.
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Leaders in Egypt, the West and around the world should look to Ireland before celebrating too resoundingly the removal of Morsi. Other jihadists in Egypt and worldwide are watching what is taking place and will likely be reluctant to seek peaceful means of change and not resort to politics. Perhaps, permitting and encouraging those whom have engaged in violence in the past, to serve in the political arena can pay long term dividends.

Glenn Sulmasy is a homeland and national security fellow at the Center for National Policy in Washington D.C. He is the author of "The National Security Court System – A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of Terror." The views expressed are his own. Follow him on twitter @glennsulmasy

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