Anyone who has followed my column over the past nine months would sense that I have little, if any, sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood. As my readers would also have sensed, as early as last March, I was taking sympathetic note that ordinary, non-activist, Egyptians craved an end to instability and were disgusted with the lack of any serious effort by then President Mursi to deal dramatically, if even at all, with mass unemployment and rising poverty. They wanted the Army to intervene, depose Mursi and run the country.
Liberty and license
One can try to turn masses of one’s fellow countrymen into an insurrectionary force but one must know the price is the reasonable possibility of injury or even deathAbdallah Schleifer