George Will: Give Sisi the Nobel Peace Prize

by Patrick Brennan

Following the deadly Islamic terror attacks this week in Paris, attention has been refocused on the question of how the violent ideology behind them can be defeated for good, leading some to point to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s recent comments about Islamic doctrine at the central university of the Sunni Muslim world. Islamic “thinking,” Sisi said — as opposed to the religion itself — leads to such a violent and antagonistic attitude toward the world that it has to be reformed.

What exactly Sisi meant or what the reaction of Islamic authorities has been to his comments isn’t quite clear, but Juan Williams and George Will are impressed. After the former said the Egyptian president’s attitude has to be embraced, Washington Post columnist George Will said he thinks Sisi, who took power in a popular, military-backed coup last year, may be the most plausible candidate so far for the next Nobel Peace Prize.

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