It’s own worst enemy.
The difference between the Turkish Islamic fundamentalists and their Cairo cousins, couldn’t be clearer. The former (the ruling AKP) uses the ‘death by a thousand razor cuts’ method in its society, while the latter uses a blunt ax chop.
Analysis: Egypt becoming a nightmare for Muslim Brotherhood
The threat of civil war appears all too real in Egypt amid economic, social and political crisis, yet Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood surge blindly on, not ready to let go of the golden prize achieved after nearly a century.
For the Muslim Brotherhood, the long awaited dream come true is turning into a nightmare. Having survived 80 years of persecution to achieve power democratically, they suddenly find themselves the focus of widespread popular hatred.
Never have Egyptians been in such dire economic traits.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, however, is not about to give up and make way for new presidential elections. The Brotherhood will spare no effort to stay in power.
Such is the depth of the economic, social and political crisis that the threat of civil war appears all too real.
Most commentators believe the army won’t let things go that far and will step in; however the road back to recovery and a civilian regime accepted by all will be long and arduous.
Civil disobedience is rampant.
In Port Said the police have disappeared from the streets and the army called in to maintain law and order. Indeed here and there people are petitioning the courts to appoint popular Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rule Egypt in Morsi’s stead. They know it won’t happen but are trying to make a point. Demonstrations calling for getting rid of Morsi and of the Brotherhood are held on a daily basis in Cairo and in cities all over the country. They are met by militant groups of the Brotherhood. Dozens have died and thousands were wounded in the resulting clashes though both sides are trying not to let the violence escalate.
The economy is in shambles.