With the hierarchical structure and old guard of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt facing strong push-back from a younger revolutionary faction and a new ideological imperative, there is a chance we might see a permanent fissure that will lead the group on a downward trajectory for the foreseeable future.Read More
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The latest sentences are a continuation of the repressive crackdown on opposition to the current Egyptian government, and demonstrate the state’s dangerous expansion of control.
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The CSF serves as first line of defense when Egyptian authorities seek to quell demonstrations quickly, often using excessive, and at times deadly, force to suppress protests. Even though this paramilitary organization acts as an instrument of oppression and abuse against citizens, its conscripts are regularly subjected to severe mistreatment from their commanding officers and superiors.Read More
Although the swift rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt over the last year and a half has been fraught with protests, counter-protests, and violent confrontation, both supporters and opponents of the Islamist organization realize that the group provides an important array of services to the less fortunate in Egypt.
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