Commenting on the 2021 Country Reports on Terrorism issued by the U.S. State Department.
Commenting on the 2021 Country Reports on Terrorism issued by the U.S. State Department, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) would like to clarify the following in particular:
1- The report did not objectively address Egypt’s relentless efforts to counter terrorism and extremism via a comprehensive approach that includes legal procedures and economic, social, religious, cultural and developmental policies that address all factors and unfavorable conditions that cause the existence of an incubator environment for terrorism.
2- The report neglected to refer to many oversight mechanisms guaranteed by the Egyptian constitution and relevant laws to deal with any possible violations of rights and freedoms, and to verify their guarantee within a full framework of independence and transparency under the rule of law.
3- ECFA affirms that such reports lack authenticity, as they depend on unsubstantiated data and reports provided by non-governmental organizations and entities, usually motivated by hostile political stances promoted by such organizations and entities, through groundless and illusory data and reports that are far from objectivity and credibility.