June 22, 2012

What SCAF Wants: Us or the Islamists

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

AP Photo

At last, the editing process is complete. For a year and a half since the start of the Egyptian revolution, its enemies have been cropping away at the image of the crowd in Tahrir Square to erode the international appeal of that overwhelming popular spectacle. This week, Scaf, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, having dissolved parliament and delayed announcing the results of the presidential election, got the pictures it would like to see from the streets of Cairo. Protest not by the universal people, just a section of it – and a section the west is primed to fear and loathe.

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