Meeting the Terrorism in a Post – Phase ISIS What Happened in the Munich Security Conference
On March 12th2018, a seminar was held at the Council to discuss the results of the Munich Security Conference held on 12 February 2018 in the presence of the Egyptian Foreign Minister and Ambassador Ahmed Salama, Assistant Foreign Minister for Security and Strategic Organizations. It was attended by Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, Chair of the Council, Dr. Ezzat Saad, director of the council and a number of the Council’s board members.
He stressed that the most prominent at the Munich conference this year is the release of a report before the conference gave a perception of the situation in the world and security issues and hotspots and current actors on the international scene.
During his participation in a session on terrorism, the minister expressed his objection to the title of the session, “Jihadism, after the Caliphate” i.e. the state of the Caliphate, stressing that ISIS is not a succession state, and that what is happening is not a Jihad.
He also pointed to the Egyptian view of what it needs to face terrorism in a post-conflict phase, with the need to consider creating safe havens for terrorists, fighting sources of funding that are placed under the guise of charity, and the need to avoid duplication in dealing with terrorist groups. As well as the need for cooperation between these countries to develop a strategy to counter terrorism and put efforts at the internal level to stop the expansion of extremist thought.