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Egypt's Two-Faced Regime: Not Secular, Not Islamic, Authoritarian

Friday, March 30, 2007

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of two commentary articles written by members of the opposition to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This article is written by Ibrahim El-Houdaiby, a member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The second installment will be penned by a member of the secular wing of the Egyptian opposition.

CAIRO, Egypt -- The latest escalation by the Egyptian regime against the Muslim Brotherhood has been widely portrayed as a conflict between a "secular" government and a religious-Islamist opposition. This is hardly the case. It is rather part of a larger conflict between an authoritarian, tyrannical regime and a pro-reform opposition. ...

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