Tagged with National Salvation Front

How Morsi Could Still be President

How Morsi Could Still be President

This article from Reuters details a deal that was in place, brokered by the EU with the opposition, that was spurned by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, two months before he was pushed from power: Under a compromise crafted in months of shuttle diplomacy by EU envoy Bernardino Leon, six secular opposition parties would have … Continue reading

Building Democratic Polity in the Face of Islamism

From The Immanent Frame, an article describing where democracy went wrong in Egypt, and doesn’t blame the Islamists. The author draws on James Madison’s assertion that factionalism cannot be destroyed without destroying freedom, and that the only path is to create democratic governmental mechanisms that prevent a certain faction from taking over the state. This, … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election Boycott

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Election Boycott

God, As with many things in Egypt, just because this opposition boycott is announced, does not mean it is final. But as for now the upcoming parliamentary elections will be without drama, unless you are an Islamist, seeing how the spoils will be divided. The primary indicator of worth will be how many people go … Continue reading

Egypt Conflict Alert

From the International Crisis Group, trying to find a solution to the current political mess: Reversing these dynamics requires efforts on two fronts. Politically, the key is mutual acceptance of two realities: that the Brotherhood’s electoral victories give their rule legitimacy, but that a historic, complex transition in a challenging security and economic context requires … Continue reading

Two Years of a Shrunken State

From the Arabist: This is a useful follow-up to the previous post on diplomacy: Perhaps the only viable way to get the state to function is for the Brothers to offer the opposition enough reassurance that major political forces together could reach consensus on the illegitimacy of violent protest. If Egypt’s political forces acted in … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Second Anniversary

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Second Anniversary

God, Who will win? Who is fighting? Is the revolution discredited? Is the revolution succeeding? Does this aid Morsi and the Brotherhood? Will it overthrow him/them? Is the National Salvation Front orchestrating? Are they carried along? Is chaos coming?  Is a crackdown coming? Is Egypt being destroyed? Is the old regime being destroyed? Who will … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Referendum

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Referendum

God, Tomorrow, Egypt will vote. Many say she should not be, as the process was rushed, non-consensual, and dictatorial in its final stages. Others say the opposition hopes Egypt never votes, fearing the real choice of the people. God, whatever the reality which brought Egypt to this point, the people have a choice. The problem … Continue reading