HUSAYNAT, Egypt (Reuters) - At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government.
"We execute the wishes of God," the commander told a Reuters reporter who had been taken to the location blindfolded in mid January. The militant spoke in a small room with an open window. Outside, a desert wind blew over the barren landscape. "We will create an Islamic state in Egypt," he said.