Monday, November 4, 2013

Will Morsi Trial Ignite New Wave of Violence in Egypt?

Morsi Trial, John Kerry Visit Sets The Stage For Muslim Brotherhood Violence

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the ever-present social tension and potential for violence that has existed in Egypt since the election of Mohammed Morsi in 2012 and even more so since his ouster by the Egyptian military at the behest of the Egyptian people in 2013, the subsequent trial of Morsi for the ordering of violent crimes is set to become yet another catalyst for violence in the country. Thus, November 4, 2013, the day Morsi’s trial is set to begin, may very well ignite a nationwide explosion of protest and violence by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Many may be surprised at the nature of the charges against Morsi, especially after the public has been subjected to so much propaganda by Western media outlets regarding a “brutal crackdown” on Muslim Brotherhood “protesters” who, themselves, are largely portrayed as democracy-loving, secular, peaceful activists by these organizations. Reality, however, contradicts Western media narratives as it almost always does. Indeed, it was the Muslim Brotherhood itself that was responsible for the initiation and escalation of the violence all along.