October 31, 2012

Egypt's Sectarian Fear

Daniel Steinvorth & Volkhard Windfuhr, Der Spiegel

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When he took office as Egypt's new president in June, Mohammed Morsi pledged to follow a pluralist policy that respected the rights of women and non-Muslim minorities. But everything he has done since then indicates that he intends to replace the secularist dictatorship of his predecessor with an Islamist one.

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