Cutting Off Aid to Egypt Would Be a Mistake

2013-07-11 23:18:44 | Al Muslim News
Cutting Off Aid to Egypt Would Be a Mistake

 

Decisive action by Egypt’s military has brought down President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government, but the Brotherhood is not going quietly. It has condemned the coup as “illegitimate,” arguing that its candidates won free and fair elections. It refuses to cooperate with the interim government and on Monday provoked the military to violence. More than 50 demonstrators were killed—no doubt the Brotherhood, in its twisted thinking, considers them martyrs to the cause. The anti-Morsi protesters who last week effectively triggered the army’s move to depose him were briefly elated at his fall. But now they are hopelessly divided about how to proceed. Ironically, this “opposition” initially included the leading Salafist political party, which is even more radically Islamist than the Brotherhood. The Salafists’ support for the coup has wavered, but the group clearly has an eye on outmaneuvering the Brotherhood in the new political environment..

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