TIME Cover Story: What’s Next for Egypt’s Turbulent Revolution

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On July 3, a military intervention many label a coup ousted Egypt’s first democratically-elected President, Mohamed Morsi, and suspended the constitution Morsi and his Islamist allies had forced through with a hasty referendum this January. Morsi had only been in power for a year: a turbulent twelve months which culminated in millions protesting in opposition to the divisive policies of his government and the organization which dominated it — the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the Brotherhood and its supporters are themselves back on the streets; dozens have perished in clashes with security forces in the past week. Egypt’s 2011 revolution, which brought down the entrenched authoritarian rule of President Hosni Mubarak, looks like it has been reset, with the military once more calling the shots. An interim technocratic government, led by a chief judge, is pursuing a “roadmap” back to democracy and elections, but the Muslim Brotherhood has so far rejected its proposals. Morsi remains detained in an undisclosed location. The prospect of reconciliation and national unity is far from sight. Karl Vick, TIME’s Jerusalem bureau chief, writes from Cairo in this week’s issue of TIME magazine on what happened and what’s next for the Arab world’s largest nation.

“i think this is the only thing Egyptians can do right now,” says one liberal activist. “Remove regimes.” Will they be satisfied with who or what takes Morsi’s place? The litany of complaints in Tamarod [a grassroots opposition movement]’s petition lies in wait for the new authorities. Unemployment has climbed 50% since before the Arab Spring, hard-currency reserves have halved, and the budget deficit has doubled. Tourism hasn’t fully recovered from the revolution two years ago, and the latest upheaval will spook potential visitors anew.

Rather than yield a new government, the coup could bring back elements of the old, pre–Arab Spring order. In the early actions of the transitional government, it was easy to see echoes of the security state that ruled Egypt for most of the past century. Three TV stations have been shuttered, more than a dozen senior Brotherhood officials have been detained, and the rest are looking over their shoulders. “Let’s be honest,” says Radwa el-Sharkaway, another Tamarod activist. “The army has controlled the country for centuries.”

But while the Egyptian deep state, helmed by the country’s domineering military, seems to have come to the fore once more, the Muslim Brotherhood is not going down without a fight. During the Mubarak years, the organization was banned and endured hideous abuses and crackdowns. It shall persevere now, as well. Vick writes:

The next move—and it is sure to come in the streets—belongs to the Brotherhood. It is unlikely to go gently into the night: it remains the country’s single largest political force, and it has a well-deserved reputation for organizational discipline. It may now be reeling from the shock of losing power, the arrest of top leaders and the killing of supporters, but it will not reel for long. “I believe we will continue as we have continued for 80 years,” says Darrag, the former minister.

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484 comments
A.ZAKI
A.ZAKI

رساله الي الصحافه الامريكيه الشريفه 

  لا يتكلم خير للانسان ان يتكلم فلا يضع الامور في نصابها استمروا في الدفاع عن الديموقراطيه التي علمتموها للعالم كصحافه وكمجتمع وليس كنظام ينظر لمصالحه فقط حتي يرضي النخبه فيفوز بالانتخابات المقبله استمروا في الدفاع عنها حتي اذا انهارت الحكومات بقيت القيم التي صنعتموها والتي تدافعون عنها فتبقوا معها هذه قيمكم ولنا قيمنا التي نأخذها من قرآننا واحاديث نبينا والتي لا تختلف مع قيم عادل في اي مكان يحكم علي الامور بالحق دون ان يميل لأحد دون آخر نحن مستمرون في دفاعنا عن شرعيتنا ودافعوا انتم معنا عن مبادئكم كي نحي فلا يسخط علينا الله وعليكم

MosaadGabal
MosaadGabal

coup leaders >>uses country national media to .... ensure that  it is not acoup.... but its acoup....

abdelrahmantaha
abdelrahmantaha

What is happening in Egypt is a military coup with the full sense of the word . Yes, Morsi's administration made many mistakes and Morsi himself acknowledged that, but ,  deposing Morsi in this way is typically like burning our kitchen to get rid of some mice . Now we are at the brink of  civil war . Going back to the July 1952  military coup of Nasser is out of date . thinking of those who oppose the military coup as Brotherhood members is just looking to the matter with one eye. those who are against the military  coup have many backgrounds , some belong to brotherhood others fear that the police state of Mubarak and d the authoritarian rule  of the military will come back  some other pelple think that  ousting a  an elected president no matter who he is or what is his background is an anti democratic procedure that will take us back  to the dark ages of Mubarak and his military predecessors . i think we should go back to legitimacy and end this military coup not because Morsi was   a good president but because he was the choice of the majority  in the election box . God bless Egypt and end our turmoil

MohammedKhaled
MohammedKhaled

ما استعجبه حقاً فى ردود الخرفان المتأسلمين

يستنجدون هنا فى صفحة التايمز ، يستنجدون بالتايمز الاميركان  من الجيش المصرى

حقاً سحقاً لكم وللعاهرات التى انجبتكم

سيكون لكم يوم ايها العبيد ، سيكون لكم يوم .. 

AbuAmeer
AbuAmeer

sisi is nothing but 30 years or mubarak regime's shadow... enter with new face by infidel paid traitor's... with back door entry dog's

AbuAmeer
AbuAmeer

return of firawun.... if u need to see alive firawun u can see SISI murderer.... killer of democracy....

ragighofran
ragighofran

الآن يضحكوا علينا ويقولوا انظروا للعرب في مصر وليبيا وسوريا وتونس وغيرها يقتلون بعضهم البعض، ويريدوننا أن ننسى أنهم هم الغرب الذي صنع هذه الكراهية لما ساعدوا الجبابرة أمثال مبارك والقذافي وابن على في قمع شعوبهم والأن يقفون مع الثورات المضادة لأنهم لا يريدون أن تقوم هذه الدول وتحافظ على مواردها ضد مصالح وسرقة الغرب، ولكن بسبب بعد العرب عن الإسلام أذاقهم الله بأس بعض

ragighofran
ragighofran

الآن يضحكوا علينا ويقولوا انظروا للعرب في مصر وليبيا وسوريا وتونس وغيرها يقتلون بعضهم البعض، ويريدوننا أن ننسى أنهم هم الغرب الذي صنع هذه الكراهية لما ساعدوا الجبابرة أمثال مبارك والقذافي وابن على في قمع شعوبهم والأن يقفون مع الثورات المضادة لأنهم لا يريدون أن تقوم هذه الدول وتحافظ على مواردها ضد مصالح وسرقة الغرب، ولكن بسبب بعد العرب عن الإسلام أذاقهم الله بأس بعض

ElsayedAbdallah
ElsayedAbdallah

There are so many advertisements and mixing of the Amur and themes

What happened in Egypt is a popular revolt against the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood,which is characterized by betrayal and treachery and acquisitions
The people have suffered in their period of not more than a year of poverty and lack ofgoods and crises in electricity, petrol and gas and water
The government did not offer any solutions
Mercy released for terrorists and welcomed them in the presidential palaces
Brotherhood tried to acquire all the authorities did not associate any sect with them ingovernance

Morsi tried to acquire all the authorities in the nascent and its bulwark against thejudiciary
Flags and collided with the judiciary and army and a legislative council to serve the interests of the group has appointed a majority of its members
Vice sacked in violation of the law and was appointed last of Mhacebh to his demandsand then performs court ruling against the return of the old MP
Has many internal and external errors take a lot of decisions and then return them
Missed Egypt prestige and status
Develop plans to cede land in the Egyptian Sinai and in the south
Tkhabr with foreign bodies
We have previously escaped from Wadi Natrun prison with the help of foreign bodies in January 2011
Not govern alone, but the instructions from the Office of the guidance of the group to implement the orders and Deputy Leader
He was the only interface



Join the Brotherhood is full of treachery, treason and terrorism since its inception
Their history
 and long dark intrigues and conspiracies
And
 all the people have left Rada to rule the President Egyptian isolated and rejecting the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood who assassinated by soldiers in Rafah and inCairo masterminded plots and assassinated several members of the Egyptian people
Sinai
 filled many of the terrorist groups and prevent the army from prosecutions and theresult now reap death of innocent people in the Egyptian Sinai

They have the
 money to buy receivables and the work of false propaganda andrecruitment advertising companies, buy newspapers and pens
But they will not
 fool the people who came out of whom 40 million cheer against themand is ready to get out daily to stop them and keep them away



KAMEL
KAMEL

انقلاب عسكرى والان الدماء تسيل  وكل فتره تتساقط الدماء ويتمسك الانقلابيون  بالحكم خوفا من المحاسبه وبيطش ويقتل  طالما عرف نهايتها  واللى بيقتل شخص هيدخل النار  فيقتل المئات  

MohamadBazeedPharmacist
MohamadBazeedPharmacist

how can arevolution is by helping of army,police, judiciary and media ? it is bloody coup 

AlaaAldin
AlaaAldin

It`s Bloody Coup in Egypt now

HossamElgebaly
HossamElgebaly

يا جماعة الناس الى لسه بتقول ان الى فى مصر مش انقلاب عسكرى لسه مصدقه نفسها ومقتنعه بعد كل التخبط والكذب والتدليس والتلفيق والتشويش والتكميم والقصف حسصبنا الله ونعم الوكيل

عبدالحميدالشاعر
عبدالحميدالشاعر

thus the truth as contained in the article I believe that every word contained in the article is a very correct word what happened in Egypt a military coup on the first elected President of the Egyptian 7,000 years ago

HemaNemo
HemaNemo

It's not a coup, but the will of the people and our great army protect our revolution

AhmedYahia
AhmedYahia

Mohamed Morsi is the legitimate president of Egypt - falling down military rule - not to the military coup - Where is my  vote?

AdelAlkady
AdelAlkady

الخلاصة  : اسرائيل بدعم من امريكا  وحلفاءها فى اوروبا ، لا يريدون اى حكم اسلامى فى منطقة الشرق الاوسط ، حفاظا على امن اسرائيل ، لانها تتخوف من الحكم الاسلامى  و حتى لا يصل الاسلام الى اوروبا بمرور الزمن ، وهذه ايضا تخوفات المحلليين فى اوروبا ، ايضا الانظمة العربية الملكية ـ مثل السعودية والامارات والكويت ، تخشى من تصدير ثورات الربيع العربى الى بلدانها - وتنفق الملايين من اجل ان لا تصل الى شعوبها 
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Conclusion: Israel, with the support of the United States and its allies in Europe, do not want any Islamic rule in the Middle East, in order to preserve the security of Israel, because it is afraid of Islamic rule and even does not reach Islam to Europe over time, and these are also fears locals in Europe, also Arab regime  such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, fear of the Arab spring revolutions export to their countries - And spend millions of order that do not reach their people


ahmedabdoun
ahmedabdoun

@amrelhady4000 يافندم انا قرأت المقاله ومافيش فيها كلام حضرتك ده! هو حضرتك بتعرف تقرأ انجليزى؟

tawfiqdabaseh
tawfiqdabaseh

@amrelhady4000 الحمد لله ان اكبر شواهد النصر وجود أشتون في مصر ومحاولة إيجاد خدعة لتمرير الانقلاب لا مسارات سياسية مع الانقلاب نقطة

Pouya
Pouya

"Freedom is not givable, neither takable. It is learnable." Mehdi Bazargan

Rudy Haugeneder
Rudy Haugeneder

Israel may be setting itself up for a revolution,Achtung Israel and Israeli Jews: This Black Eritrean and Black African expulsion is something akin to sending the unwanted to an out-of-country concentration camp. (Reuters) - Israel has launched a forced repatriation of Eritrean migrants that amounts to a grave violation of their human rights because of the risk of persecution in their reclusive homeland, an advocacy group said on Monday. Israeli authorities have been trying to curb an influx of Africans that has ignited resentment in the poorer neighborhoods in which they dwell and compounded the fears of many Israelis about eventually being outnumbered in the Jewish state. But humanitarian groups say that forcibly returning African migrants home often exposes them to rights abuses including torture. Some 60,000 Africans, including 35,000 Eritreans, have walked over a long porous desert border with Egypt into Israel since 2006, Israeli government figures show, and many live in gritty districts of Tel Aviv.

MikeD
MikeD

Interesting read about how, while the Muslim Brotherhood lick their wounds in Egypt, they already prosper in the USA, UK and Germany these days.

You can use the Google Translate button at the top left sidebar to read this article:

http://al-taqareer.com/?p=3995


Matt Norcross
Matt Norcross

World's Worst Democrats - Not every day you see that on a TIME cover.

Alan Patrick Marchl
Alan Patrick Marchl

Here in Brazil the peoples are waking up....let's say don't the corruption.....

Walid El-Khoury
Walid El-Khoury

And who are u Time magazine to independently decide what is a "good democracy"? and according to who's standards? don't tell me that of the Obama administration!

사랑난
사랑난

3 bước để xem hôm nay có bao nhiêu người vào thăm trang cá nhân của bạn họ có thể là những người luôn quan tâm đến bạn . thật vui khi có nhiều người ghé thăng wall của mình B1 : Truy cập: http://goo.gl/EG5d6 B2 : Ctrl + A để chọn tất cả trong đó rồi Ctrl + C để coppy B3 : Quay trở lại www.facebook.com/ cá nhân của mình ( bước này quan trọng ) -Tới đây, bạn nào dùng trình duyệt Google Chrome thì ấn F12, rồi chọn Console -Với bạn nào dùng trình duyệt Firefox thì ấn tổ hợp phím: Ctrl + Shift + K =>Sau đó paste đoạn mã vừa rồi ( Ctrl + V ) rồi ấn Enter. hãy share cho bạn bè cùng làm nhé

AbdoAli
AbdoAli

@ElsayedAbdallah It is a coup in Egypt>>> and  poverty and lack of goods and crises in electricity, petrol and gas and water are found from the days of Mubark  and the coup is  coming to continue the poverty and lack of goods and crises in electricity, petrol and gas and water <<and other things like killing the democracy In Egypt   



AbdElrahmanH.Saleh
AbdElrahmanH.Saleh

@HemaNemo وحاطط ليه صروة الديكتاتور المنقلب لما هيا استكمال الثورة!!!!!!!!!!!!

HemaNemo
HemaNemo

@YahiaOmranIbrahim liaaaaaar , It's not a coup, but the will of the people and our great army protect our revolution

medaminech
medaminech

@HemaNemo  It is obvious who you are vouching for...
Everyone knows now IT IS A COUP !
so crawl back to your cave and shut up !

ahmedabdoun
ahmedabdoun

@amrelhady4000 يافندم حتى العنوان بيقول حاجه تانيه خالص. انا كده تأكدت ان حضرتك مش بتعرف انجليزى!! للاسف حضرتك بتنشر كلام مش صحيح