Posts Tagged: Muslim Brotherhood
Anyone who thinks military rule bends toward democracy in Egypt has misread the country's history.
As the Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to limit the regional damage to its influence, U.S. Middle-East policy is once again in disarray.
Many progressive Americans appear to not only approve of the coup in Egypt but view the rapacious military command as part of the revolutionary process.
It took some doing on the part of Morsi to undermine the confidence of a whole country in less than a year.
Though the Egyptian military is painting itself as a guardian of stability and democracy, there is ample reason to believe it will bring neither.
Since the military coup that toppled the country's elected Muslim Brotherhood government, the message of the many Egyptians we met last year resonates with even greater power.
Football fan clubs have played an unexpectedly powerful political role in Egypt's revolutionary path.
President Morsi is caught between the IMF, with its demand for austerity measures, and protestors.
Egypt is rapidly approaching its most acute political and economic crisis since the 2011 revolution that swept dictator Hosni Mubarak from power.
The author believes that Egyptians need to be patient and give democracy a chance to work.