The Muslim Brotherhood Thinks It’s Winning – Eric Trager
(dailyalert.org, May 21, 2014)
Nearly a year after the uprising-cum-coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi last summer, and despite an unrelenting crackdown that has claimed over 2,500 lives and jailed over 16,000 Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood insists that Morsi must return, and those who removed him – particularly General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who is expected to win the presidential election next week – must be executed. They insist they are winning and see little reason to compromise.
The Brotherhood isn’t winning at all – in fact, it’s at its weakest point in nearly four decades. But “reconciliation” won’t happen: Many Muslim Brothers would rather die fighting the current regime than sit with it.
The writer is a Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.(New Republic)