Death did not take a holiday in Egypt yesterday as dozens died due to clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and units of the Armed forces. The tragedy of Mohamed Morsi’s failed attempt at being president continues to divide the people of Egypt. His refusal to become a leader who embraced all sectors of society has led to sectarian bitterness and hatred from Christians and secular members of the country. He attempted to impose a strict sharia legal system rather than focusing upon economic development and a moderate form of Islam.
The only winner in this new outburst of violence is the Egyptian Army. They welcome attacks on their soldiers, a few deaths, and the opportunity to respond with violence. Morsi killed this effort at a democratic Egyptian society.