From AP, with thanks to Daryl.
CAIRO — Stunned by terror attacks in a Red Sea resort, Egyptians are in a remarkably frank debate about whether mainstream mosques and schools — and the government itself — should be blamed for promoting Islamic extremism.
Even some in the pro-government press say authorities have created a climate in which young people are turning into radicals and suicide bombers.
“There is no use denying. … We incited the crime of Sharm el Sheik,” ran a bold red headline of a lead editorial by Al-Musawwar’s editor in chief, Abdel-Qader Shohaib.
The bombers “didn’t just conjure up in our midst suddenly, they are a product of a society that produces extremist fossilized minds that are easy to be controlled,” Mr. Shohaib wrote in Wednesday’s editions.
In a country more used to hearing general condemnations of terrorism, critics on Wednesday were angry — and specific — hammering at instances when they say the government let state press and mosque preachers, including many appointed by the government, promote intolerance…