Instead of celebrating the triumph of a liberal and progressive movement in Egypt, the Obama administration and the media are not actively embracing this second revolution.
Make no mistake, it’s a revolution caused by an economy in ruin and government structure in disarray. Tourism is one of the main industries of the post-revolution economy, but the Muslim Brotherhood has imposed severe restrictions on this industry by its strict interpretation of Islam.
The first revolution started mainly with the young, educated class empowered by social media, but the Muslim Brotherhood which was the best organized group took advantage of it. Since then one-third of the population is protesting. It’s not technically a military coup, but a response to the people’s will. What follows the military’s action will determine the future of Egypt’s nascent democracy.
Renee Arazie, Aventura