Egypt: be afraid, be very afraid
by Chas Danner
Bassem Sabry outlines the treacherous path that lies ahead for the organization:
On one hand, the Brotherhood is faced with the combined power of an antagonistic administration, the media, the judiciary and a substantial number of people who seem to be confronting the Brotherhood in the streets out of their own volition. The Brotherhood is even facing the leaderships of the country’s top two religious institutions, the Coptic church and Al-Azhar. Most remarkably, a senior Al-Azhar leader and scholar, Dr. Ahmed Kreima, had reportedly declared that Al-Azhar’s council of Sharia scholars has deemed the Brotherhood apostates.
On the other hand, as the Brotherhood seemingly continues to lose control over its base, and and as supporters resort to open violence…
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