The wave of detentions that the “new” Egyptian regime has carried out against the Muslim Brotherhood is just temporary, imposed by the coup’s circumstances and the fear of a backlash from the Brotherhood or its supporters, which would open the door to a strife that is rejected by all.
Gracious in defeat?
The main conflict within the group lies between two currents: a tenacious current that believe that the MB is an united fortress that is leading the community, and another current that believes that the MB are one of many national groupsJamal Khashoggi
The demonstrations that overthrew Mursi’s government were led by the people and financed by the old regime, external forces and media conspired to make it happen. On the other hand, the MB’s demonstrations lack all of that: everybody will harshly deal with its demonstrations because they “threaten national unity.”