Posts Tagged: Muslim Brotherhood
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
While Tunisia remains an island of hope, its latest government reshuffling promises to change little for the country's impoverished population.
In fact, the military’s claims that Egyptian protesters sought an end to the experiment in democracy are highly doubtful.
Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.
If Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party survives its current power struggle, it will be thanks to the Obama administration, not fellow Islamists.
If Muslim Brotherhood leaders think that this crisis is similar to others in their troubled history, they are badly mistaken.
Washington should refrain from its interventionist instincts and acknowledge that this is a fight for Egyptians.
A look at Egypt's constitutional declaration suggests that the road out of military dictatorship is fraught with peril.
There can no longer be any question that Egypt is once again under the thumb of military authoritarianism.