IS får tilslutning i Sinai – lige op ad Israels grænse til Sinai
Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night.
Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical Al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing US-led airstrikes as it tries to remake the map of the Middle East.
“After entrusting God we decided to swear allegiance to the emir of the faithful Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslims in Syria and Iraq and in other countries,” the statement said.
It could be that they are trying to gain more support with the Egyptian army going after them. They don’t seem to have the charisma to attract a wide range of Muslims like ISIS does. One can only imagine that Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is jealous of the publicity and worldwide recruiting expertise of the Islamists in Iraq and Syria when it can’t get large numbers of Egyptians to be interested in their cause